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Rethink CHOGM : UNP


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The UNP said today it would request the Commonwealth heads to reconsider the participation at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in November had the government failed to fulfill its promises to the Commonwealth before the Northern Provincial Council elections.

UNP MP Mangala Samaraweera told a news conference the government had given numerous promises to the Commonwealth stating that it would take steps to protect Human Rights and also to establish independent commissions prior to the Northern Provincial Council elections.

He urged the government to establish independent commissions that were in the 17 Amendment to the Constitution and to take steps to hold a free and fair election in the Northern Province.

Mr. Samaraweera also said if the State heads participated at the CHOGM in a situation where the governments failed to fulfill its promises it would indicate that CHOGM approve of a governance of a dictatorship. 


  Comments - 11

  • Hettiarachchi Friday, 07 June 2013 03:26 PM

    Correct. Every possible measure has to be taken to make the Government to establish good governance and the rule of law.

    DCOL Friday, 07 June 2013 06:07 PM

    That does not mean allowing your Neighbour to punish your Children to make them correct

    Anoj Saturday, 08 June 2013 12:00 AM

    Well, Mangala Samaraweera is dragging the UNP in the same track it went during the war! This will bring no good to the country infront of international community and no good to UNP at home! UNPers who truly support their party should re think whether they should keep this type of people in! via DM Android App

    Ram Saturday, 08 June 2013 06:49 AM

    some one has to punish them any way

    leslie Saturday, 08 June 2013 07:07 AM

    The foul mouth Mangala hard at work... nothing is going to change the venue be it said by the unp or mangalas father or grandfather... good riddance....

    weera Saturday, 08 June 2013 07:35 AM

    This meeting will be costly for the people of Sri-Lanka, therefor better not to hold the CHOGM

    Ram Saturday, 08 June 2013 08:09 AM

    The UNP is utterly unpatriotic to undermine Sri Lankan efforts to host an important event in Sri Lanka. Their politics should be debated in SriLanka, and I am certain that Sri Lanka does not wish for a Hamid Karzai or Ahmed Chalabi to run the country for the benefit of aliens.

    Proteas Saturday, 08 June 2013 09:40 AM

    Love the country as we Srilankans are free in our lives because , thanks to President and Gotabaya who rescued the country from Terrorism. See what is happening in other countries with brutal kilings and we experienced the same. Now we are free. God bless President

    panda Saturday, 08 June 2013 12:00 AM

    UNP is like SL Met department. Always late to deliver information. via DM Android App

    Living the dream o/s Sunday, 09 June 2013 04:43 AM

    Who said that the LTTE is finished? The govt of SL and the people are still living in fear of the LTTE

    Ranjo Sunday, 09 June 2013 11:34 AM

    But, the neighbours and villagers can refuse to come to your house for a party until you put your house in order.

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