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Sri Lanka bans rights meet on eve of Commonwealth summit

Sri Lanka bans rights meet on eve of Commonwealth summit
 
Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa Reuters/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Tamils staged a rare protest in northern Sri Lanka on Tuesday ahead of the Commonwealth Heads Of Government Meeting later this week. The International Bar Association's Human Right Institute had planned to open a seminar on the same day but was barred from doing so by the Sri Lankan authorities. Institute member Alex Wilks discusses the Commonwealth meeting and human rights in Sri Lanka.

 


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