BBC World News Sri Lanka’s Human Rights Record and CHOGM

“Impact” presenter Mishal Husain discussed the controversy over the decision to hold the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka. There are on-going concerns about the suitability of Sri Lanka as the venue for the meeting, raised by human rights organisations and the United Nations. Mishal was joined by Senator Hugh Segal, the Canadian government’s special envoy to the Commonwealth and by Lal Wickrematunge, Chairman of “The Sunday Leader” newspaper in Colombo. In the studio was Frances Harrison, author of “Still Counting the Dead”, who is also a former BBC correspondent in Sri Lanka,

 

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