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Sunday, 13 October 2013 - 13:11
UPDATE :Foreign affairs Ministry rejects allegations directed against commonwealth secretary saying he was bias.
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The Foreign Affairs Ministry too refutes the charge leveled against Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharmaa saying that he had acted in a prejudiced manner.

 

Ministry Secretary Karunatilake Amunugama told our news team that the Secretary General had not acted in a biased manner.

 

Ministry Secretary Karunatilake Amunugama said further that the Secretary General had acted in accordance with Commonwealth conventions and diplomatically.

 UPDATE : Monday, 14 October 2013 - 08:05 AM

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Will not resign due to charges from Canada on Sri Lanka; a statement from Commonwealth SG

Sunday, 13 October 2013 - 01:11 PM

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamlesh Sharma has shrugged off a personal attack from a Canadian politician.

Earlier this week, Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamlesh Sharma was accused by Canadian Senator Hugh Segal of acting as a stooge for the Sri Lankan authorities defending their every mistake.

The summit is being boycotted only by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who has been critical of the Sri Lankan government.

 

Harper is on record as complaining that the Sri Lankan Government has failed to uphold the Commonwealth’s core values.

In London, the Commonwealth Secretariat has been much more guarded in its comments about what has been going on in Sri Lanka.

 

A Secretariat spokesman also said the Secretary-General had no intention of stepping down following critical comments of Canadian officials.

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