Northern Sri Lanka water quality

I understand from Ministers that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has received a number of reports about this pressing environmental issue. 

I was encouraged that the British High Commissioner has raised concerns about water contamination with the Chief Minister for the Northern Province and with the Mayor of Jaffna. 

The High Commissioner has received assurances that although oil contamination had been a problem in the past, testing of water samples abroad had shown that the oil content was now below the danger level. 

UK staff at the High Commission visit Jaffna regularly and there have not been any recent reports that cause concern, but I am assured that staff will respond appropriately should new reports emerge.