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'Sri Lanka boycott would damage Commonwealth' - William Hague

10 November 2013 Last updated at 11:08 GMT

Britain will not join a boycott of a Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka, the foreign secretary has confirmed.

William Hague told The Andrew Marr Show that the UK could only raise important issues if it was there and urged nations to "make full use of Sri Lanka being in the spotlight".

Mr Hague's comments come after the prime minister said the country had "serious questions" to answer about war crimes allegedly committed during its civil war.