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Commonwealth hits human rights controversy in Sri Lanka

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Opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo, 15 November 2013
Opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo, 15 November 2013 Reuters/Sri Lankan President's Office/Handout

The Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting (Chogm) opens on Friday in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The leaders of Canada, India and Mauritius will not attend the meeting after pressure from human rights groups that are angry with the way Colombo ended a four-decade war in the Tamil-majority north in 2009. Activist Sanjana Hattotuwa discusses the Commonwealth meeting and the human rights situation on the ground.

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