The SL government is to book 6000 rooms for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in Sri Lanka in November.

External Affairs Ministry Secretary Karunatilaka Amunugama said that hotels in Colombo and greater Colombo area have been identified as host hotels for the delegates of the summit.

Canada has said that Prime Minister Stephen Harper may boycott the event over human rights concerns in Sri Lanka and a pruned down delegation may attend in his place.