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Australian Parliament defeats the motion to suspend Sri Lanka from the Commonwealth.

Sep 22, 2011 11:26:14 AM - itnnews.lk

The Australian Government and the Opposition voted together today to defeat a motion moved in the Senate by Australian Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon to suspend Sri Lanka from the Commonwealth.

Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Australia Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe has given extensive interviews to the Australian Associated Press and ABC Radio Australia this week countering allegations made against Sri Lanka. Speaking about the development he expressed his pleasure and said that it displays the long standing friendship between the two countries. He expressed optimism that such baseless motions will not be presented in the future.