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GTF calls for boycott of Commonwealth Summit

The UK based Global Tamil Forum (GTF) yesterday called on leaders of Commonwealth countries to boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in Sri Lanka next year to uphold the association’s charter and values.Charging that Sri Lanka was “descending toward a lawless state”, the GTF welcomed a fresh pledge from Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper that, unless there was significant progress on political reconciliation, accountability and respect for human rights, he will not attend the meeting in Sri Lanka.“GTF believes other leaders of Commonwealth countries too should stand in solidarity with the Canadian prime minister in calling for significant progress on political reconciliation, accountability and respect for human rights,” the organisation said in a statement.

Author: TELO Admin