The government does not expect any issue with India’s participation at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in November, a top Government parliamentarian said today.
External Affairs Monitoring MP Sajin Vaas Gunawardena told reporters today that so far India has not said anything about boycotting the summit in Sri Lanka.
Political parties in Tamil Nadu have been calling on Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to boycott the summit over human rights concerns in Sri Lanka.
External Affairs Minister, Professor G.L Peiris had this week handed over an official invitation to the Indian Prime Minister for the summit.
MP Gunawardena said that the government is satisfied with the preparations for the summit and expect all the Commonwealth countries to be represented.
He also said that Canada, which was part of an advanced team which visited the country this week ahead of the summit, was happy with the preparations.
Gunawardena said the government has no issue with who attends the summit on behalf of Canada.
Canadain Prime Minister Stephen Harper had said earlier that he may not attend the summit over human rights concerns.
Gunawardena also said that there will not be any major traffic disruptions during the summit. (Colombo Gazette)