The Canadian PressApril 29, 2013 15:01
OTTAWA - The NDP is putting pressure on the Harper government to boycott this year's Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka as a protest against the country's human rights record.
The Opposition says if the Sri Lankan government doesn't agree to an independent, international investigation into alleged war crimes there, Canada should refuse to attend the Colombo summit.
MPs Paul Dewar and Rathika Sitsabaiesan say Canada has to take a principled stand on the issue.
They are asking Canadians to sign an online position urging a boycott.