Sri Lanka Foreign Minister Ali Sabry has met High Commissioner of Canada & has conveyed that imposing sanctions on former Presidents is an disobliging act at this crucial juncture where country is involved in deep rooted economic & political reforms to resolve outstanding issues & attain reconciliation as it is unhelpful & polarize the communities in Sri Lanka, reports

Canada imposes sanctions on former Sri Lanka Presidents Mahinda and Gotabaya Rajapaksa for human rights violations.

On January 10, Canada Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced Canada imposes targeted sanctions under regulations pursuant to the Special Economic Measures Act against four Sri Lankan state officials responsible for gross and systematic violations of human rights during armed conflict in Sri Lanka, which occurred from 1983 to 2009.