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Revealed: UK sells arms to Sri Lanka's brutal regime

Publié par Clifford Armion le 18/02/2013

Jerome Taylor

Britain is selling millions of pounds worth of small arms and ammunition to Sri Lanka despite the country’s dire human rights record, The Independent can disclose today.
Figures taken from the Government’s own database show how the authorities in Colombo have gone on a buying spree of British small arms and weaponry worth at least £3m.
Some of the items sold to Sri Lanka include pistols, rifles, assault rifles, body armour and combat shotguns – despite the Foreign Office still classifying the South Asian nation as a “country of concern” for rights abuses.
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"Revealed: UK sells arms to Sri Lanka's brutal regime", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2013. Consulté le 08/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/revealed-uk-sells-arms-to-sri-lanka-s-brutal-regime