Commonwealth Summit 2013 & Eminent Persons Report
Posted on November 6th, 2011

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada

4 November 2011

The Editor (Letters)


It is a bit presumptuous, strange and tawdry for Canada to add pressure on Sri Lanka and wanting to boycott the ColomboƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s Commonwealth Summit in 2013 spelling out alleged violationsƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  of Human Rights during the final phase of the Tamil Tiger terrorist war as the reason when Canada allowed the Tamil Diaspora fund one-third of the war-budget by stuffing two million dollars a month into the war chest during the 13 Liberal governing years. Our presumptuous ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-We are Holier than ThouƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ attitude is a bit too much to swallow.

As for the Eminent Persons Group Report, primarily providing for a Commonwealth Charter and establishing a new post by appointing a Commissioner for Democracy, Rule of Law and Human Rights had reasons to be questioned asƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  it would be detrimental to its intrusive nature of developing countries, which have been violated by developedƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Commonwealth countries like Canada,ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  UK and India as seen in Sri Lanka.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  I now understand why 43 of the ReportƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s 106 recommendations which deemed to be controversial were questioned for its validity.

Asoka Weerasinghe

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