Canada says evidence shows Sri Lanka is moving in the opposite direction with respect to upholding Commonwealth values and so the island should be dealt with like any other Commonwealth nation is dealt with when such violations take place.
Hugh Segal, the Canadian government’s envoy to the Commonwealth told the BBC that his government has far not decided at what level it will be represented at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sr Lanka this year.
However he said Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper has more or less decided to skip the summit.
“There is no indication of any movement at all on the question of accountability,” Segal, who had visited Sri Lanka this year on a fact finding mission, said. (Colombo Gazette)