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Australia reiterates support for CHOGM on Sri Lanka

Australia's Immigration Minister Brendan O'Connorhas once again reiterated his country's support for Sri Lanka hosting the Commonwealth Heads Of Government Meeting in Colombo later this year, whilst visiting the island.

The Minister also stated that Australia had made it "very, very clear" that Sri Lanka had to do more to pursue reconciliation, as the summit approaches.

He told reporters in Colombo,

"The Sri Lankan government is serious about responding to these concerns in a practical way,"

"We made it very very clear. We want to see progress on the recommendations of the LLRC report,"

"We are a supporter of Sri Lanka being the host of CHOGM later this year. Of course we will be in attendance. We can provide and we are very happy to provide practical advice about organising such an important international meeting."

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