The Commonwealth chief on Saturday rejected suggestions that the controversy-hit CHOGM summit here would fail to produce real results, saying talks among leaders of the grouping have been "productive".
The CHOGM summit opened on Friday with a combative Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa asking countries not to turn the Commonwealth into a "punitive and judgemental" grouping or indulge in "prescriptive" ways.
Seeking to assuage the feelings of the people of Tamil Nadu opposed to India`s participation in the CHGOM meet in Sri Lanka, PM Wednesday detailed relief and rehabilitation efforts for minorities living thee.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday wrote to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa expressing his regret for not attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit being held in the island nation on November 15-16, reports said.
Prime Ministe Manmohan Singh on Saturday finally fixed the India`s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) quandary by announcing that the External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will head the November 15-17 CHOGM in Colombo.
Union Shipping Minister G K Vasan met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and urged him that India should boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) summit in Sri Lanka keeping in mind the sentiments of Tamil Nadu parties.