This organization made this announcement day after Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa was forced to cancel his speech in London.
Rajapaksa’s scheduled speech at the Common wealth Business Council was cancelled, while he was jeered by Tamil groups protesting against human rights violations.
Richard Uku, Commonwealth spokesman said “Respect for fundamental human rights is one of the Commonwealth’s core values. Commonwealth leaders have repeatedly reaffirmed their commitment to the respect of human rights”.
He added: “We encourage Sri Lanka to implement the recommendations of its Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission report.
“We note that the government has prepared a roadmap for prioritising implementation. We have offered our support in this regard to Sri Lanka in the past and we remain available to assist if the Sri Lankan government wishes us to do so”.
Uku said Sri Lanka was aware that the Commonwealth had considerable expertise in areas such as “promoting reconciliation between communities, constitutional and legal assistance, strengthening the capacity of national human rights organisations, and advising on models of devolution and local government”.