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No deficit of democracy in SL – Sharma

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The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Kamalesh Sharma, said yesterday that he saw no deficit in democracy in Sri Lanka. “I don’t think there is a deficit in democracy in Sri Lanka. However, considering the fact that democracy is a continuing process, there are certainly areas that could be addressed and improved,” he said. He made these statements at a media briefing held last evening.

When questioned on Canada’s apprehensions about attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in 2013, which is to be held in Sri Lanka, Mr. Sharma said it was his intention and hope that as many heads of government as possible would attend the meeting.

Mr. Sharma said there was no longer a question of appointing a Commissioner for Democracy, the Rule of Law, and Human Rights, and that the Commonwealth would discuss, later this month, what steps could be taken to perform this function without appointing an official.

He said the Commonwealth was looking into starting a number of projects in collaboration with the Sri Lankan government in the areas of public service, youth entrepreneurship and local government.

The secretary general was here to attend the sessions of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and to discuss preparations for the upcoming CHOGM. “I have visited the venues at which the events of the meeting will be held and preparations are proceeding well. There are certain venues that have yet to be finalised but the direction in which these decisions are progressing are satisfactory,” he said. (Dianne Silva)



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-23+14 # you 2012-09-13 08:20
so the, what is the international comm saying that.there is no demcorcy....pls tell them
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-8+14 # perumal 2012-09-13 10:22
This man seems not to know an elbow from an a...!
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-4+15 # Subbiah 2012-09-13 10:26
If Mr.Sharma becomes a politician he will have a good future.
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-11+18 # asoka 2012-09-13 10:52
this Kamalesh Sharma guy is a deaf and blind person i guess...or may be he is talking about some other country....hello sharma say something about sri lanka...
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-5+20 # navi 2012-09-13 13:19
What is demcracy in your point of view sir, becuase we dont see that democracy here
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-3+4 # Govirala 2012-09-13 21:45
HA HA HEE HEE
The joke of the century!
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-3+1 # bigsam 2012-09-13 22:08
If there is no shortage, can we export to you?
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-0+0 # mojo 2012-09-14 03:59
Ja Ja ja ja .....
No deficit of demo-cracy in SL – Sharma
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-0+2 # singing fish 2012-09-14 05:47
Do not blame him,he is frightened to tell the truth.
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-0+1 # KALA 2012-09-14 07:13
Did u get paid to say this Mr.Sharma?
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-0+1 # Dinu 2012-09-14 07:31
LOL @ this Shumma guy. Remember Vijay nambiar, Ban Kimona, thru his Indian son-in-law, Sushma,and tons of Indian elites came here. Rajapaksha sutra is to bribe them with luxury for them, their families in future, private business deals. Indians by nature whatever heights they reach in career, are very much bribe prone. One can buy them very cheap. They never had any moral, human, religious, democratic values whatsoever. Even ones who migrated 3 or 4 generations. Rajapaksha provided most beatiful, young girl has worked wonders for Sharma guy. Have fun Sharma. Check for HIV too pls.
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-0+0 # perera 2012-09-14 12:35
is this guy ius blind or what
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-0+0 # Managala 2012-09-14 16:28
"I don’t think there is a deficit in democracy in Sri Lanka. However, considering the fact that democracy is a continuing process, there are certainly areas that could be addressed and improved"
There is nothing wrong in this statement. He thinks.........
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-0+0 # Managala 2012-09-14 17:10
look at the second picture the gentlemen next to him says it all
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