NEW DELHI, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has confirmed that he would represent India at the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) summit in Colombo, local media reported Sunday.
In a TV interview, Khurshid did not say whether he would lead the Indian delegation or not. "I can say I will be there. The issue of Sri Lankan Tamils remains important to us,"he said in the interview."By not engaging with Sri Lanka, India will be losing out."
Asked whether Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would go to Colombo, Khurshid said a decision would be taken at the right time.
The local legislature of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has passed a resolution urging boycott of the meeting because of alleged human rights abuses in Sri Lanka during the civil war which ended in 2009.
Khurshid visited earlier this month Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka, the former stronghold of the Tamil Tigers rebels. There he reviewed the work being done by Sri Lanka to normalize the situation for civilians living there.