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Australia will support Sri Lanka both politically and technically for the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) next year, visiting Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr assured today.
“Australia will be at the Commonwealth Summit next year and will provide Sri Lanka with the technical assistance necessary for a successful summit,” he said.
When asked whether Australia will support Sri Lanka in the face of Canadian pressure not to attend the summit here, the minister said Canada needed to engage with Sri Lanka on issues of human rights.
“There needs to be engagement with Sri Lanka by way of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commissions (LLRC) report to resolve any issues it may have with regards to human rights. As far as engagement with Sri Lanka is concerned the LLRC is the best instrument,” Mr. Carr said. (Dianne Silva) (Pix by Pradeep Dilrukshana)

  Comments - 36

  • DJ Tuesday, 18 December 2012 03:05 AM

    Guys.. do not rely on what these people say. Surely he would say something else at the first media conference once he landed back in Aus.

    Citizen Australia Tuesday, 18 December 2012 03:36 AM

    Mr FM, You want tax payers money to wast in Srilanka. Goodluck.You have a policcal problem about number of boats coming, Is that your worry, FIX IT.You have no cuts to talk about Canada or human rights issues. You dont follow and you are worst Srilankan. Abroginals is an example. Come back to Australia, we will tell you what to do . You are not a selected representative (mp),nominated by Julia to cut former Prime Minister Kevin. Shut up and come back Mr. Talk about your contry. How do expect to learn about canda white van kidnapping.

    Jan Chandra Tuesday, 18 December 2012 03:36 AM

    Thanks to Bob. The liberals would be more supportive if they win the election.

    PRASANNAJIT Tuesday, 18 December 2012 10:09 AM

    You are talking because you are facing a problem with the boat people. You are here to get thst issue settled.

    Damma Deepa Tuesday, 18 December 2012 03:40 AM

    " China wealth + Commonwealth not go together. But both had fallen to the same well now"

    sach Tuesday, 18 December 2012 03:47 AM

    human rights is a tool of politics.

    anthony Monday, 17 December 2012 03:27 PM

    THANK YOU AUSTRALIA. At last at least one western nation
    has realised that SriLanka is NOT the agressor in our fight against the LTTE and its sympathizers. Canada should learn by Australia's example.

    Sri Lankan Tuesday, 18 December 2012 10:59 AM

    Thanks Mr.Bob we know all Aussies with us...

    Don Monday, 17 December 2012 04:51 PM

    Your negative remarks show how many LTTErs reading this.

    Minister Tuesday, 18 December 2012 05:06 AM

    Don't shout later ok?

    Thomas Monday, 17 December 2012 04:59 PM


    Thomas Monday, 17 December 2012 05:01 PM

    ANTHONY, Australia is not a Western Country for your information

    Lobo Tuesday, 18 December 2012 05:09 AM

    The diaspora and their paid goons will be gnashing their teeth and pulling their hair when they read this.

    Gamarala Monday, 17 December 2012 05:09 PM

    Canada are you listening to reason or are you still caught up with the rhetoric of the LTTE supporting diaspora? Follow Australia's example and make a stand against terrorism.

    jacoob Tuesday, 18 December 2012 05:17 AM

    this Car guy is a controversial guy .. even voting on Palatetenian nationhood issue in the UN .. he abstained against the official stand of the Aussis Govt . No wonder he is in srilanka showing all these gestures. notable perosn in the scene is his wife who accompanied with him on every single trip after he became FM. This was a controversial issue in Australia but obviously not in sri lanka.. few more months left for him..

    Indran Monday, 17 December 2012 05:32 PM

    Australia is not in the west. Some call it the bush country

    Yuri Monday, 17 December 2012 05:32 PM

    Yes killing women and children is right for Ausralia, as well for SL

    Kalu Monday, 17 December 2012 05:33 PM

    The usual vocal green brigade who are quick to bemoan over anything and everything under the sun are unusually silent! Is it a case of sheer dissapointment?

    Yuri Monday, 17 December 2012 05:34 PM

    Wait until he goes back Home! you may change your mind

    Buddist monk Monday, 17 December 2012 05:57 PM

    Hey mate ,we don't want you guys....nation filled up with Murderer's thieves and come and support us...go to hell where you came from..
    Comes the speech ,then comes the missionary and convert our people....

    Piranha Monday, 17 December 2012 06:25 PM

    Yes he will support any dictatorial regime as long as it is beneficial to Australia - in this case the asylum issue. Shame on the government he represents!

    Abdul Monday, 17 December 2012 07:03 PM

    who is your geography teacher ?

    Nodrog Tuesday, 18 December 2012 07:03 AM

    Lobo, from the 'red thumbs-down' it seems the diaspora is already gnashing and pulling.

    Mate Monday, 17 December 2012 08:19 PM

    Sorry mate boat people are the aggressors.

    jacoob Monday, 17 December 2012 08:33 PM

    similar birds fly together .. aney Pav aborginees !!

    Kinithullah M.H Tuesday, 18 December 2012 07:30 AM

    You are talking of geography as you have nothing to say about the subject matter - Australia supporting Sri Lanka. Hik hik you tip cut.

    Australian Monday, 17 December 2012 10:36 PM

    Australia compromizes human right for to controle its refugees flow....

    ss Monday, 17 December 2012 11:18 PM

    Thank you Australia

    Powerless Monday, 17 December 2012 11:51 PM

    Australia is not a western nation. It is in the East.

    HardBall Tuesday, 18 December 2012 08:04 AM

    Diplomatic talk, that is all.

    chuti baas Monday, 17 December 2012 11:47 PM

    his government will be out of power mid 2013 elections! new govt may send a kangaroo as rep:)

    Jagath Leanage Tuesday, 18 December 2012 12:00 AM

    Dont help by way of cash. These politicians will put them in to their Pockets. So do something differently.

    CEEDEEBEE Tuesday, 18 December 2012 01:42 AM

    I thought they had done just that now.Hopping around making stupid statements. I am all for any country who supports Sri Lanka Technically, But any country who supports Politically against their 'home standards and belief' are simply playing games for their own hidden agenda. In this case I think Australia are hoping to get a bite of the sea oil contracts.

    Hybiscus Tuesday, 18 December 2012 01:48 AM

    Terrific move, Bob. The Canadian whinging and posturing and threatening over the November 2013 CHOGM has been completely unacceptable and has clearly been fuelled by the LTTE rump in that country. Great move here on Australia's part to support a SL CHOGM on a political level.
    Auspicious time to now really start cementing SL-OZ relationships economically, educationally and governmentaly. Hey, maybe even time to get a few direct flights to and from these two lovely countries? Good idea, eh?

    saman Tuesday, 18 December 2012 02:09 AM

    Australia is not a western nation. Lucky you are not the boat's captain.

    sach Tuesday, 18 December 2012 09:13 AM

    who's human rights? is it a political tool? who use it?

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