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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