29 April 2013

Sri Lanka concerns put Commonwealth’s credibility on the line | Asia News – Politics, Media, Education | Asian Correspondent

Sri Lanka concerns put Commonwealth’s credibility on the line | Asia News – Politics, Media, Education | Asian Correspondent

For similar behaviour and policies, members have been suspended from the commonwealth, but instead Sri Lanka is rewarded with hosting CHOGM.  Australia already has a questionable human rights record with its refugee policies, so attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka will further degrade their reputation in the international community.  We should follow the example set by Canada and refuse to attend CHOGM in Sri Lanka.