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  1. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka celebrates end of war in victory parade after banning commemoration of victims

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:36pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... gunboats and military aircraft. Canada, a strong critic of Sri Lanka’s war record, had announced its top envoy in Colombo would boycott Sunday’s parade while the top diplomats from other Western ...

  2. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Commonwealth summit a PR disaster for Sri Lanka amid Tamil war doubts

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 04:32pm by AFP

    ... The leaders of Canada, India and Mauritius have all snubbed the meeting, and Cameron's visit to the Jaffna region is designed to shine a spotlight on the plight of war victims. In an opening ... year- a new record. But what was meant to be a chance to champion a new-look Sri Lanka has been overshadowed by the legacy of the war. The prime minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, was the first ...

  3. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka rejects international war crimes probe

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 06:10pm by Agence France-Presse in Colombo

    ... Rajapaksa, thanking Cameron for attending the summit. The prime ministers of Canada, India and Mauritius all stayed away from Colombo over Sri Lanka’s human rights record.   ...

  4. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Cameron hears tales of suffering during surprise visit to Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 03:39am by AFP

    ... opening of the summit by Britain's Prince Charles. Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper was the first to announce a summit boycott after his government said it was akin ...

  5. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka begins war tally after international pressure

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 04:53pm by AFP

    ... a domestic probe. But international pressure has been steadily building and Rajapakse was sorely embarrassed when the leaders of Canada, India and Mauritius all boycotted the Commonwealth meeting ...

  6. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka has ‘nothing to hide’ over rights, president insists

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 02:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Colombo

    ... The summit has already been dogged by boycott, with the leaders of Canada, India and Mauritius all staying away from over the bloody end to one of the deadliest conflicts of the 20th century. ...

  7. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    UN rights envoy visits Sri Lanka to probe war crimes

    Posted Aug 26th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... mission that will include talks with President Mahinda Rajapaksa and visits to the former war zones in the north and east. The government's U-turn came as Canada leads calls for a boycott ...



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