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* TNA visit is part of India's 'continuing engagement' with Sri Lankan government and political parties
Wed, Oct 10, 2012, 10:31 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 10, New Delhi: India said today the visit by the major Tamil political party of Sri Lanka, Tamil National Alliance is part of India's continuing engagement with government and political parties of Sri Lanka on an ethnic solution.

" The visit is part of our continuing engagement with the Government and political parties in Sri Lanka in regard to the process of reconciliation and meaningful devolution through which Sri Lanka seeks to secure for all its citizens a future marked by equality, dignity, justice and self-respect," India's Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement today.

Responding to a media query on TNA's visit to New Delhi, the Indian Ministry said a seven-member delegation of the TNA, led by party's leader R. Sampanthan, would be visiting India from 10-13 October 2012 at the invitation of the Indian External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna.

The delegation would consist of parliamentarians Mavai S. Senathirajah, K. Premachandran, P. Selvarasa, A. Vinayagamoorthy, A. Adaikkalanathan, and M.A. Sumanthiran. A TNA delegation had also visited India in July 2010.

The delegation is expected to call on the Prime Minister and the External Affairs Minister. They would also exchange views with the National Security Adviser and the Foreign Secretary.

"India has been involved in a substantial manner in rehabilitation and resettlement efforts of Internally Displaced Persons and the reconstruction process in Northern Sri Lanka. It has been widely acknowledged that our assistance in Sri Lanka in the areas of housing, de-mining, education, public health and connectivity has helped restore a degree of normalcy in the area," the External Affairs Ministry statement added.

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