Canada's threats – C’wealth chief coming for talks


Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma will arrive Sri Lanka on February 10 amidst continuing Canadian efforts to convince the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) to formally examine recent events in Sri Lanka. Diplomatic sources said the SL Government would use its discussions with Mr. Sharma to discourage any efforts —led by the Canadians —to place Sri Lanka on CMAG’s formal or informal agenda. Canada has been pressing for an extraordinary meeting of CMAG to take place before the next scheduled date in April. Canada, which has already threatened to boycott the summit in Sri Lanka over lack of accountability for alleged war crimes, has stepped up its campaign after the impeachment of Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake.]]>


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