Hirunews Logo
Miliband+once+again+takes+strong+stand+against+SL+++
Monday, 11 March 2013 - 20:47
Miliband once again takes strong stand against SL
5

Shares
665

Views

Former UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband has stated that Britain needs to back the call for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting to be moved.

In an article to the British Guardian newspaper Guardian today Miliband states that for the CHOGM summit to go ahead in Sri Lanka would be a mockery of Commonwealth values and UN authority, and a further invitation for its government to ignore international pleas for decency and accountability.

In his article Miliband notes that in early 2009, as foreign secretary, he had traveled to Sri Lanka with Bernard Kouchner, the French foreign minister, so that the duo could witness for themselves the situation at the end of the 26-year civil war.

Miliband also notes that he had met the president and his ministers in Colombo, and had then traveled to refugee camps further North, in order to see the plight of Tamil citizens affected by the war.

The Former UK Foreign Secretary in his article to The Guardian states that this was a moment to show that calls for justice and democracy have teeth while Britain needs to back the call for CHOGM to be moved.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
Heavy snow across the globe
Friday, 13 January 2017 - 9:29
Many countries are experiencing heavy snow, foreign media states. The temperature in England, Scotland, North Ireland and Wales has hit minus 10 degrees... Read More
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
661 Views
1,091 Views
2,278 Views
1,769 Views
10,186 Views
44,618 Views
Top