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Sri Lanka defends Commonwealth summit location

Canada is "appalled" that Sri Lanka has been chosen to host the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in November, its foreign minister says.

John Baird said Sri Lanka had failed in the fundamental Commonwealth values of "freedom, democracy, human rights, the rule of law and good governance".

Responding to the foreign minister's comments, Sri Lankan cabinet spokesman and Mass Media and Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella told the BBC's Lyse Doucet that he feels Canada is "very biased and very unfair."

  • 27 Apr 2013
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