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Labour renews calls for PM to boycott Sri Lanka summit

Shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander has said Prime Minister David Cameron must "urgently consider reversing his decision" to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government summit in Sri Lanka this week.

"For months Labour has urged the Government to do more to raise Britain's concern over human rights in Sri Lanka in the run up to the summit," Mr Alexander said.

"If the Prime Minister now chose to reverse his decision to attend the summit - even at this late stage - he would have Labour's full support."