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* Mauritius PM also to boycott CHOGM in Sri Lanka
Tue, Nov 12, 2013, 11:01 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 12, Port Louis: Following Canadian and Indian Prime Ministers, the Prime Minister of Mauritius also announced Tuesday that he will boycott this week's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka over the host's human rights record.

Mauritius Prime Minister Navin Chandra Ramgoolam will not attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in Sri Lanka from 15 to 17 November 2013, a statement issued by the National Assembly of Mauritius said Tuesday.

The Prime Minister has made this statement this morning, in the National Assembly, following a Private Notice Question put by the leader of the Opposition, Mr. Paul Bérenger.

The Prime Minister said that he was closely monitoring the evolution of the human rights situation in Sri Lanka and expressed his grave concerns about human rights violation in the country.

In his own deliberate judgment, he had decided not to attend the Summit.

Mauritius, which will host the summit in 2015, will be represented at the Summit by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Dr. Arvind Boolell, the statement said.

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