Oct 13, Colombo: The External Affairs Ministry of Sri Lanka has said that there's no plan to summon the Canadian envoy in Colombo for a discussion to review diplomatic relations between the two countries.
An External Affairs Ministry official has been quoted in the local media saying that the Ministry has not made any decision yet to summon the Canadian envoy.
Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella last week said at the weekly Cabinet press briefing that the government is contemplating summoning the Canadian envoy or Embassy officials in Sri Lanka to discuss future diplomatic relations.
He had said that the decision was made following the recent allegations raised by the Canadian government against Sri Lanka.
"The government hopes to discuss diplomatic relations with Canada and the issues they keep raising," the Minister was quoted in a Xinhua report.
Rambukwella had said that the External Affairs Ministry will issue the summons on the Canadian embassy officials.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper last Monday announced that he will boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo next month citing the alleged human rights abuses by the host as the reason for his decision.