India reiterates support for devolution in a united Sri Lanka under 13 A
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India reiterates support for devolution in a united Sri Lanka under 13 A

18 June 2021 07:35 am

Indian High Commissioner  Gopal Baglay reiterated India's support for devolution within the framework of a united Sri Lanka on the basis of full implementation of the 13A which would be in line with Tamil aspirations for equality, justice, peace & reconciliation and would strengthen Sri Lanka
He was addressing a  5 member Tamil National Alliance (TNA) delegation led by. R. Sampanthan, Member of Parliament called on the High Commissioner  Gopal Baglay. The prescheduled meeting took place today (17 June 2021) at India House.
 Leader of Ilangai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK). Maavai Senathirajah and TNA Members of Parliament . Dharmalingam Sithadthan,  Selvam Adaikkalanathan and . MA. Sumanthiran were present during the meeting. 

The discussions were centred on development of the North and East of Sri Lanka and improving connectivity between the two countries in the post-Covid period.
 High Commissioner stressed India’s longstanding commitment towards creating social infrastructure such as housing in Sri Lanka that enabled all Sri Lankans including the people from the Northern and Eastern Provinces to enjoy the fruits of peace. He reiterated Indian support for rehabilitation and development in areas such as connectivity, health and education. 
 Various aspects of devolution and developmental aspirations of the people from the North and East were also discussed. The TNA delegation apprised High Commissioner on progress regarding Provincial Council elections which constitutes integral part of Sri Lankan polity and Constitution. 

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