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1979 May 21 - 1984 Oct 22
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/1395
Sri Lanka (Internal situation; UK/Sri Lankan relations; aid to Sri Lanka) (Part 1)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2014 Jan 3
Classification: Secret
Page count: 354
Any docs withheld? No

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79 May 21 Mon Sri Lanka: President Jayewardene letter to MT (UK aid to Sri Lanka) [visit of special envoys; programme of economic development; waiver of loans] [declassified Jan 2014]
79 Jun 15 Fri Sri Lanka: Lord Privy Seal PS record of conversation (UK aid to Sri Lanka) [Ian Gilmour, Ronnie de Mel: "no commitment pending the Government's review of expenditure"] [declassified Jan 2014]
79 Jul 3 Tue Sri Lanka: MT letter to President Jayewardene (UK aid to Sri Lanka) ["level of our future spending... part of our overall review of public expenditure"] [declassified Jan 2014]
79 Aug 6 Mon Sri Lanka: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Premadasa) ["Sri Lanka: Victoria Dam Scheme": confirmation of UK financial contribution] [declassified Jan 2014]
79 Sep 28 Fri Sri Lanka: Lord Carrington PS letter to No.10 ("Sri Lanka: Victoria Dam Scheme") [advice regarding invitation to MT to inauguration] [declassified Jan 2014]
79 Nov 30 Fri Sri Lanka: Lord Carrington PS letter to No.10 ("Sri Lanka: Victoria Dam") [MT agrees to Carrington reply declining on her behalf invite to inauguration of Dam and nominating Neil Marten in her place] [declassified Jan 2014]
80 Apr 23 Wed Sri Lanka: President Jayewardene letter to MT (Sri Lanka Aid Group) [overview of progress in Sri Lankan economic development; request for ongoing UK support] [declassified Jan 2014]
80 May 13 Tue Sri Lanka: MT letter to President Jayewardene (Sri Lanka Aid Group) [MT pledges ongoing UK support "throughout the life of the Victoria Dam project" only] [declassified Jan 2014]
80 Oct 3 Fri Sri Lanka: MT message to President Jayewardene (0850Z) (Death of General Sir John Kotelawela) [condolences] [declassified Jan 2014]
81 May 12 Tue Sri Lanka: President Jayewardene letter to MT (Aid Group Meeting in Tokyo) [overview of progress on Sri Lankan economic development; request for ongoing UK support] [declassified Jan 2014]
81 May 20 Wed Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka High Commission letter to No.10 (Vesak Greetings from Prime Minister Premasada) [cover letter only] [declassified Jan 2014]
81 Jun 1 Mon Sri Lanka: MT letter to President Jayewardene (Aid Group meeting in Tokyo) ["our main project... [is] the Victoria Dam... because of our large input... we shall not be able to make any additional pledge"] [declassified Jan 2014]
81 Dec 17 Thu Sri Lanka: Lord Carrington PS letter to No.10 ("Sri Lanka: Visit of Foreign Minister") [meeting with MT to discuss Tamil Co-ordinating Committee in London unilateral declaration of independence & setting up of HQ for provisional government] [declassified Jan 2014]
81 Dec 18 Fri Sri Lanka: FCO telegram 290 to UKHC Colombo (1715Z) ("Tamil Eelam") [Sri Lanka Foreign Minister meeting with MT to discuss Tamil Co-ordinating Committee in London unilateral declaration of independence & setting up of HQ for provisional government] [declassified Jan 2014]
81 Dec 21 Mon Sri Lanka: FCO briefing for MT ("Sri Lanka: Visit of Foreign Minister") [Tamil Co-ordinating Committee in London: unilateral declaration of independence & setting up of HQ for provisional government] [declassified Jan 2014]
81 Dec 22 Tue Sri Lanka: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Hameed) ["Sri Lanka: Visit of Foreign Minister": Tamil Co-ordinating Committee in London: unilateral declaration of independence & setting up of HQ for provisional government] [declassified Jan 2014]
82 Feb 16 Tue Sri Lanka: Prime Minister Premadasa letter to MT ("International Year of Shelter for the Homeless") [request for UK financial assistance in funding for 1987] [declassified Jan 2014]
82 Mar 29 Mon Sri Lanka: President Jayewardene letter to MT (Sri Lanka Aid Group) ["While developments during 1981 are a source of considerable satisfaction to us, we are now entering an even more difficult period... we look to you for understanding and assistance"] [declassified Jan 2014]
82 Apr 21 Wed Sri Lanka: MT letter to President Jayewardene (Sri Lanka's economic growth and development) [UK aid] [declassified Jan 2014]
82 May 4 Tue Sri Lanka: MT letter to Prime Minister Premadasa (International Year of Shelter for the Homeless) ["cannot guarantee... a financial contribution"] [declassified Jan 2014]