Fractious summit

Print edition : December 13, 2013

Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo on November 16. Photo: Dinuka Liyanawatte/REUTERS

British Prime Minister David Cameron at the Sabapathy Pillai Welfare Centre in Jaffna on November 15. He is the first foreign head of state to visit Jaffna. Photo: LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP

The Commonwealth summit in Colombo is overshadowed by the issue of the Sri Lankan government’s alleged violation of human rights towards the end of the country’s civil war in 2009.
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