“Human rights violation takes place in every country in the world. We have our share of it and we are making effort to correct them,” Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India Prasad Kariyawasam said in New Delhi said.
He also said, ““All the governments in the Commonwealth had decided unanimously that the Commonwealth Summit will be held in Sri Lanka, so there is no boycott. Isolation will happen to those who do not participate not the other way round,” Kariyawasam said.
He also told Indian news service PTI that the “prime minister of India is not only leader in this region but leader in Asia, leader in Commonwealth and even in fact the world, so bearing that in mind….it is a decision that India will have to take bearing in mind the national responsibilities and their profile.”
Last week, Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh said the prime minister has been invited by the government of Sri Lanka for CHOGM but the government has not taken any decision.
“The decision will be taken closer to the date (of CHOGM) keeping in view the foreign policy, international obligations and national interest,” she told reporters when asked whether the Prime Minister will travel to Colombo to attend the meet.
Parties in Tamil Nadu are strongly opposed to Singh’s participation in the Summit in Colombo, alleging that Sri Lanka has indulged in atrocities against ethnic Tamils.
Comments - 18
sach Sunday, 27 October 2013 12:31 PM
he has a point
asoka abeywardena Saturday, 26 October 2013 02:10 PM
yes true...but not in this pace for sure...
Kandy Boy Sunday, 27 October 2013 01:31 PM
That means you can do human rights violation Yes you did in North now entire country simple example weliveriya
Pasel Saturday, 26 October 2013 11:17 PM
Do you know what you are talking first write the statement and read don't just stand in front the media or micro phone and open your immature mouth
Dave Saturday, 26 October 2013 11:19 PM
Trying to justify the HR violations in SL ?
dr ceylon Monday, 28 October 2013 01:05 PM
if other countries do,sri lanka also doing is right ???.
an s !!!kith udugama Saturday, 26 October 2013 11:43 PM
Well said Sir, You have guts. India has to clean up their back yard.
Cobra Sunday, 27 October 2013 12:56 AM
So it's alright to allow it to happen in this country too? Just like the present govt. blaming the previous one- 'they did so why can't we'?
ANTON Sunday, 27 October 2013 12:57 AM
PRASAD, YOU WILL GET FIRED.
UN-Justice Sunday, 27 October 2013 01:35 AM
Rightly said Sir, Americans and other westerners have their contributions too. Westerners reminds me the story of the Shrimps.
PRASANNAJIT Sunday, 27 October 2013 01:51 AM
Better he keeps his mouth shut.
CEEDEEBEE Sunday, 27 October 2013 02:10 AM
Two wrongs do not make a right
raspi Sunday, 27 October 2013 02:55 AM
LoL what an excuse. Doesn't matter who does it if is wrong it is wrong.
dharmapala Sunday, 27 October 2013 03:12 AM
foreign diplomate please talk about srilanka , human righs , violation. you talk is not going accept by anyone, always compain with other countries and escap from the real subject,
murugaesan sendil Sunday, 27 October 2013 03:19 AM
Rajapakse regime is slowly isolating Srilanka in the international arena
ANTON Sunday, 27 October 2013 03:28 AM
THEN MAKE ANOTHER WRONG
was Sunday, 27 October 2013 10:35 AM
ignorance is no excuse
Gamarala Sunday, 27 October 2013 10:35 AM
Totally agree with his comments. India has some of the worlds worst human rights abuses. Just for the record every 20 minutes a woman is raped in India, caste is another problem.
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