The battle over war crimes charges moved from the corridors of the Palais des Nations in Geneva to the cocktail circuit in New York this week. Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN, Dr Palitha Kohona, the current co-chair of the Commonwealth Caucus in New York, boycotted the Commonwealth Day reception held at the UK Mission in protest against the Brits refusing to invite Deputy Permanent Representative, Maj Gen Shavendra Silva to the event."The white Commonwealth appears to be acting in concert targeting Silva," said an External Affairs ministry source, as did Louise Frechette, the Canadian chairwoman of the Senior Advisory Group (SAG) on Peacekeeeping, who had tried to keep Silva out of the SAG meeting although he was representing the 54-strong Asia Pacific Group at the UN. [ full story ]
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In fact, Srlanka should be shown the door by the Commonwealth, we don't want Thugs and murderers in the Commonwealth.
- Mar 19, 2012 9:26:17 GMT