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Friday, October 25, 2013 - 04.55 GMT
India will be isolated if it skips CHOGM – High Commissioner Kariyawasam


Sri Lankan High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam said that India will be isolated if Prime Minister Manmohan Singh doesn't attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

Speaking to CNN-IBN, Kariyawasam said, "If PM Singh doesn't go, we have to think about who it will affect. Who will be isolated? Every other country barring Canada is attending.

“All the governments in the Commonwealth had decided unanimously that the Commonwealth Summit will be held in Sri Lanka, so there is no boycott. Isolation will happen to those who do not participate not the other way round,”

"The Tamil Nadu Assembly is uninformed on the status of Tamils and eventually, the decision on PM Singh's visit is prerogative of Indian government only," he added.

He also told that the “Prime Minister of India is not only leader in this region but leader in Asia, leader in Commonwealth and even in fact the world, so bearing that in is a decision that India will have to take bearing in mind the national responsibilities and their profile.”






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