India will be isolated if it boycotts CHOGM: Sri Lanka

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  1. Ray

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    India will be isolated if it boycotts CHOGM: Sri Lanka

    With Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yet to take a decision on whether to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo next month, Sri Lanka has made it clear that India would be isolated if it does not participate in the summit.

    “Human rights violation takes place in every country in the world. We have our share of it and we are making effort to correct them.

    “All the governments in the Commonwealth had decided unanimously that the Commonwealth Summit will be held in Sri Lanka, so there is no boycott. Isolation will happen to those who do not participate not the other way round,” Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India Prasad Kariyawasam said in New Delhi.

    He also told that the “Prime Minister of India is not only leader in this region but leader in Asia, leader in Commonwealth and even in fact the world, so bearing that in mind....it is a decision that India will have to take bearing in mind the national responsibilities and their profile.”

    Last week, Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh said the Prime Minister has been invited by the government of Sri Lanka for CHOGM but the government has not taken any decision.

    “The decision will be taken closer to the date (of CHOGM) keeping in view the foreign policy, international obligations and national interest,” she told reporters when asked whether the Prime Minister will travel to Colombo to attend the meet.

    “Foreign policy is an extension of domestic policy. It is meant to protect domestic interests and any decision that will be taken will be keeping in view the domestic interests, foreign policy and international obligations,” she added.

    Parties in Tamil Nadu are strongly opposed to Singh’s participation in the Summit in Colombo, alleging that Sri Lanka has indulged in atrocities against ethnic Tamils.

    Scaling up pressure on the Centre, Tamil Nadu Assembly today passed a unanimous resolution demanding that India “completely” boycott the meeting in Sri Lanka and seek temporary suspension of the island nation from Commonwealth.

    India will be isolated if it boycotts CHOGM: Sri Lanka - The Hindu

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    Sri Lanka can claim that India will be isolated if Indian does not attend the CHOGM hosted by Sri Lanka.

    Canada has clearly stated that it is not attending, so where is the necessity of the SL Govt representative to state -Isolation will happen to those who do not participate not the other way round,” Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India Prasad Kariyawasam said in New Delhi?

    Canada could not are a fig about Sri Lanka and so the isolation threat is merely hot air to them.

    And who will isolate?

    The other nations of the Commonwealth?

    Whatever for?

    And anyway, SL is not such an important nation for others to bother what it has to say and not to day.

    For India, the fact that it sits and the foot of India is a matter of interest. SL does have some nuisance value to India, and of that there is no doubt.

    But the moot point is that this is election year.

    Can the Congress Party ignore the Indian Tamil sentiments?

    Chidambaram won the last election under a cloud of dubious shenanigan.

    This time, if the Congress ignores the Tamil sentiments, he will have to make his way by slinking into the Parliament like Mani Shankar Iyer has done, through political patronage and claiming to be a person of 'eminence'. Even that may not be possible if the Congress gets a drubbing in the 2014 polls and its ally in Tamilnadu meets the same fate.

    Manmohan has another hard nut to crack!
     
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  3. hit&run

    hit&run Elite Member Elite Member

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    Yea India will be isolated because two rouge states of Asia will jump in, to support Sri Lanka. Oh well China is not part of CHOGM, only Pakistan is left then. What a loss India will endure.
     
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    Seriously Sri Lanka Know your place in this world and then Talk you are no better than a serial killer or a rapist.....
     
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    a tiny island thretening us so pity...:(
     
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    amoy Senior Member Senior Member

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    what's the good of being a "Commonwealth" member? to hv a get-together regularly in memory of "good old days"? or to join the singing contest of God Save OUR Queen? or to be entitled to a CW subsidy? or to hold common wealth games scams? IMO @HeinzGud IMO any country of pride shall quit the antique CW instantly. just look at our E.Asian neighbour Korea - it even demolished the Governor's Building to erase every Japanese colonial vestige. now u see, a self esteemed Korea is among the world's most advanced.

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    CommonWealth itself is obsolete ! It's just common now, no wealth left anymore !
     
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    lol... these guys, I guess if somebody winds them up, they dance.

    Oh dear Pakistan will not like us.what do we do?
     
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    A good opportunity for China & Pakistan to destroy India-Sri-lanka relations. :devil:

    Tamil Parties should also condemn these two countries. Or Tamilians should boycott 'Made in China' goods.
     
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    the last straw that will break the camel's back?

    will India (MMS) kowtow to TN's regional politics to corner SL, AGAIN?

    India itself has done enough to dish SL to China & Pakistan. India's boycott will just give SL a bit embarassment, very shot-timed though. what does it hurt?

    I put on my bet $$ on MMS finally swallowing his pride and still going to CW Summit.



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    I don't know if there is any vital importance left for India in being a member of 'Common Wealth', it's just a euphemism for former British colonies.
     
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    I'm not a supporter of India being a member of CW, we shouldn't have joined this British Circus in the first place. One the SL threat we should boycott the meet, let us see what SL can do. :dharma:
     
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    You must never forget Sl is very wary about the resurgence of the LTTE.
     
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    There is lots of things that SL can do: enhance its economic/political cooperation with China/US, for example!
     
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    If India does not remain in the Common-Wealth HOGM, there will be no wealth, and the only thing left in common will be the HOG of the remaining nations.
     
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    SajeevJino Long walk Elite Member

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    Which one is Best Common wealth or the BRICS
     
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    BRICS has promise. I don't see much potential with CommonWealth.
     
  18. roma

    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

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    you are right !!

    in which case pls stay out of this ? !!

    one thing we can credit the brits is at least they had enough brains to
    leave you out of this !

    for once there will be no dragon pestering, insisting on selling low q manufactures

    as for the other Q, she knows how to save herself !!
     
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    I think MMS should give new dates to lanka for his visit. That way our interests will be meet. Now a days they are hostile.
     
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    why Indian foreign policy is such disaster when even small countries like Srilanka and Maldives, not to talk of Pakistan often are able to use their foreign policy effectively and outwit us at every turn. In Srilanka, India is investing huge amount of money but neither the Sinhalas nor the Tamils appear to be happy. There should be a thorough review of our policy. Not only that diplomats with efficient track records should be appointed in such sensitive countries.
     
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    Let Pakistan and China destroy India SL relationship. If Eelam would have been a Reality, then china will not have been a problem in SL.

    Go through History first. China came into picture only to destroy Tamils in the final war. If India could have proteccted them and got them their deserved right to Self determination, we would have had a Ally in that Island and No China could have threatened us.
     

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