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Sri Lanka lobbies the Commonwealth...

In an attempt to dispel disagreement over Sri Lanka's hosting of the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting , the Sri Lankan government has been found sending propaganda packs to Foreign affairs Ministers of several African Commonwealth nations.
A  6 page letter followed by a 4 page annex, addressed to the Foreign Secretary of an African Commonwealth nation, and signed by the Minister of External Affairs, G.L Peiris, described Human Rights Watch's concern over Sri Lanka's regard to human rights as a way of "mischievously whipping up anti-Sri Lanka sentiments among the Commonwealth Members."
The letter also went on to note that Sri Lanka was engaging with the United Nations with regards to Human Rights issues, whilst also disseminating the usual rhetoric that questioned the credibility of the United Nations Panel of Experts report on Sri Lanka.
The letter concluded by declaring allegations made against Sri Lanka an "untenable reality."
See here for an example of Sri Lankan 'engagement' with the United Nations.
See below for the last page of the Sri Lankan propaganda letter.

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