Sharma defends CHOGM in SL

4 November 2013 08:01 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The selection of Sri Lanka as the location for the biennial Commonwealth summit has been defended by Commonwealth secretary-general Kamalesh Sharma.

Critics have said that alleged human rights abuses make the country an unsuitable location for the meeting.

Kamalesh Sharma told BBC News that the organisation's strength is "engagement", and the gathering would further efforts to improve human rights in the country.

  Comments - 8

  • The Analyst Monday, 04 November 2013 11:09 PM

    Everyone knows he is a stooge of the current SL Govt. He will do anything for money.

    Nodrog Tuesday, 05 November 2013 12:27 AM

    If countries with alleged human rights abuses make them unsuitable locations for meetings then there should be no meetings in the US, UK, India and Canada.

    Suq Madique Wednesday, 06 November 2013 05:07 AM

    Democracy? Looks more like trying to sweep the issues under the carpet.

    raza Wednesday, 06 November 2013 01:25 AM

    Sharma is an agent of RAW. in commonwealth.

    raza Wednesday, 06 November 2013 01:29 AM

    See how sensibly Canada is tackling the French Quebec issue.That is democracy.

    raza Wednesday, 06 November 2013 01:31 AM

    Any how he is better than Nirupama Rao.

    Vic Tuesday, 05 November 2013 07:53 AM

    Check his Bank account, everything will come to light.

    RajasH Tuesday, 05 November 2013 11:40 AM

    very poor and unprofessional performance by Sharma during the interview


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