Several countries have expressed their dissent against the appointment of a
Human Rights Commissioner for the Commonwealth.
Canada, Australia & Britain however had voted in favour of the proposal.
It is reported that a group of Sri Lankan politicians comprising of Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, UNP Parliamentarians Dr. Jayalath Jayawardhana, John Amarathunga & TNA Parliamentarian M.A. Sumandiran had voted in favour of the suggestion.
Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkodi expressed the following views regarding the proposal during a media briefing which was held this evening.
Minister of External Affairs Professor G.L. Peiris meanwhile commenting on the proposal noted that only discussions could be held during a commonwealth summit.
He added that a decision affecting a country could not be drawn during such a meeting.
Speaking further professor G.L. Peiris expressed the following views.