What if an Obama envoy had criticised Sri Lank's record on human rights? Would our guys get behind the criticism then? Do something notable. "world leaders meet in paradise" (sic)???
It was ill timed. Our self interested donation of a few runabouts to Sri Lanka. CHOGM became an opportunity to apply some pressure. Too much to expect.
Apart from our uncivilized measures to thwart the refugee how many national enemies are we making among certain groups of people who test the waters.