David Cameron to attend CHOGAM Summit in Sri Lanka

Saturday, 04 May 2013 - 13:06


The UK’s Telegraph says that British Premier David Cameron will attend the Commonwealth Summit in November despite serious divisions within the organization over the human rights record of Sri Lanka, the host government of the summit.


Calls on Cameron to boycott the event risked an embarrassing split with Buckingham Palace, had the Queen traveled to the meeting as the Commonwealth’s head.


The organization decided at its last meeting two years ago to hold the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka this year but many states have since been dismayed.


However Canadian Premier Stephen Harper still remains opposed against the summits venue, the only voice of dissent so far amongst the 54 member states.


Meanwhile Australia & New Zealand have already confirmed their presence during the summit.

Fire at a private financial institution in Kiribathgoda.
Sunday, 05 April 2020 - 10:05

A fire broke out last night at a private financial institution in Gala Junction at Kiribathgoda.The police media division said that the fire had been doused... Read More

Curfew in areas except for Western Province, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna to be lifted for 8 hours
Sunday, 05 April 2020 - 8:54

Curfew in areas except for Western Province, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna will be lifted at 6 AM tomorrow and re-imposed at 2 PM tomorrow. DIG Ajith Rohana... Read More

Opportunity to distribute fish during the curfew period
Sunday, 05 April 2020 - 10:33

The Department of Fisheries states that facilities have been arranged for the fishermen to distribute their fish harvest without an obstacle during the... Read More