The Commonwealth must take a stand and ensure that Sri Lanka is not rewarded by hosting the Commonwealth's grand summit this November - that will keep the pressure on Sri Lanka and ensure we finally get the independent international investigation Sri Lanka needs to end its cycle of murder, torture, and rape. But if the Commonwealth continues as usual then the Government of Sri Lanka will be able to use this to whitewash their crimes, and derail the process of reconciliation. The cycle of violence will continue.
So in the next month we need our leaders to show leadership, and show the Commonwealth that it must not be business as usual. They can do this by following the Canadian Prime Minister's example and announcing that if the summit happens then they will not go. This is the most effective way we can put the pressure on the Commonwealth to act.
We are going to ask this of every Commonwealth country. Several different organisations have set up petitions and we have grouped them together:
Petitions will appear here as they are launched.
Don't see one for your country? Click here and you will be directed to the petition relevant to your area, and you will be able to set one up yourself if there isn't yet one.
Don't live in a Commonwealth country? We are running several other campaigns here.
As this matter is urgent please ask your friends and colleagues to offer their support to our campaign for an independent international investigation.
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