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. â€œHuman rights violation takes place in every country in the world. We have our share of it and we are making effort to correct them. â€œAll 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,â€ Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India Prasad Kariyawasam said in New Delhi. He also told that the â€œPrime 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.â€ 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. â€œThe decision will be taken closer to the date (of CHOGM) keeping in view the foreign policy, international obligations and national interest,â€ she told reporters when asked whether the Prime Minister will travel to Colombo to attend the meet. â€œForeign 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,â€ she added. Parties in Tamil Nadu are strongly opposed to Singhâ€™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 â€œcompletelyâ€ 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 ***************************************** 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,â€ 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!