Video: Update : The war was appalling; British Premier concedes. CHOGM 2013

Thursday, 14 November 2013 - 12:56

British Prime Minister David Cameron says that he is poised to pass on a powerful message to the Sri Lankan Government during his Sri Lankan tour.


Participating in an interview in India prior to coming to Sri Lanka for participating in CHOGM, the British Premier said that a proper investigation should be carried out with regard to the incidents during the final stage of the war.


However although the British Premier criticized Sri Lanka during his discussion, while he conceded that the war waged in Sri Lanka had been appalling, he justified the hosting of CHOGM in Sri Lanka.

Friday, 15 November 2013 - 8:11

British and Australian Prime Ministers requested to put pressure on Sri Lanka.

Thursday, 14 November 2013 - 12:56

British Prime Minister David Cameron is preparing to have discussions with several Congress Party senior leaders of India before he leaves for Colombo to participate in the CHOGM.


The Times of India quoted Congress Party member Manikka Thagor who represents Tamil Nadu in the Central government as saying David Cameron is preparing to meet Congress senior leaders.


Manikka Thagor said that he expects to discuss with Cameron about the current problems faced by Sri Lankan Tamils and the 13th Amendment.


He told the Times of India that he is prepared to request David Cameron to press Sri Lankan government to fully implement the 13th Amendment which is introduced under the Indo-Sri Lankan Pact.


The British Premier who is now in India is scheduled to arrive in the island today to participate in the CHOGM tomorrow.


Meanwhile, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been asked to raise the issue of human rights when he visits Sri Lanka this week, after an Australian Greens motion succeeded in the Senate.

The motion, which was passed unopposed, demands Abbott "raise the matter" with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa of an independent investigation into allegations.

Abbott is due to leave Australia today to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo.

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