In contrast to Stephen Harper, Britain’s PM David Cameron goes to Sri Lanka to ‘shine light’ on abuses

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Britain’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, defied the Sri Lankan president and traveled to the north of the country Friday to meet Tamil victims of the civil war after criticizing the “appalling” and “chilling” crimes allegedly committed by the Sri Lankan government.

Friday, Mr Cameron became the first foreign world leader to visit Jaffna, in the north of Sri Lanka, where he is expected to meet Tamil refugees. His actions are in contrast to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who is boycotting the summit to protest the rights abuses.

Cameron believes that by attending the summit and visiting the north of Sri Lanka, where most of the Tamil minority is based, he will be able to “shine a light” on any human rights abuses.

In a diplomatic row that threatens to overshadow the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting being held in the country, Cameron was scathing in his criticism of the Sri Lankan government…

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2 thoughts on “In contrast to Stephen Harper, Britain’s PM David Cameron goes to Sri Lanka to ‘shine light’ on abuses

  1. I heard about this trip, but didn’t know if Cameron even got the meeting.

    I think Cameron is doing a good thing. His face shows sadness, concern, and disappointment.

    This civil war has been going on for a while, what took so long to get there?

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    1. Hey you. The civil war in Sri Lanka is something that I’ve been interested in for some time but haven’t gotten around to studying. The rebels surrendered four years ago. The oppression of the Tamil people is well documented. You need to read this: https://konigludwig.wordpress.com/2013/11/16/a-people-without-a-story/
      It’s essential background. The war is over. But the social, political and economic injustices that fueled it remain. That’s where we come in.

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