New Delhi, Aug. 23 ANI | 1 year ago

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday stressed the need for a political solution that addresses the aspirations of the Tamil community for equality, dignity, justice and self respect within the framework of a united Sri Lanka.

In this context, the Prime Minister urged all stakeholders in Sri Lanka to engage constructively in a spirit of partnership and mutual accommodation, towards finding a political solution that builds upon the 13th Amendment of the Sri Lankan Constitution.

The Prime Minister, who received a six-member delegation of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) from Sri Lanka here, also assured them of India's continuing support for relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction works in Northern and Eastern Sri Lanka particularly in projects relating to housing, livelihood generation, capacity building, education, hospitals and infrastructure.

The visit of TNA leaders is part of India's continuing engagement with the Government and political parties in Sri Lanka.

The TNA delegation briefed the Prime Minister on the situation in Sri Lanka and their assessment and expectations regarding devolution and national reconciliation.

Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Nripendra Misra, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh were present at the meeting.

The TNA delegation is led by R. Sampanthan, MP, and comprises Mavai S. Senathirajah, MP; K. (Suresh) Premachandran MP; P. Selvarajah MP; Selvam Adaikkalanathan MP and M.A. Sumanthiran MP.

(Posted on 24-08-2014)

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