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* Sri Lanka Tamil party delegation to visit South Africa
Sun, Jan 20, 2013, 12:05 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 20, Colombo: A five-member delegation of Sri Lanka's major Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is to visit South Africa next week on an invitation from South African political parties to discuss Sri Lanka's ethnic issue, according to a TNA parliamentarian.

TNA Jaffna District Parliamentarian, Mavai Senathirajah has told local media that a TNA delegation led by the party leader R. Sampanthan, will visit South Africa from 25 -28 January.

The delegation, comprising MPs Sampanthan, Senathirajah and M.A. Sumanthiran and Suresh Premachandran, is expected to meet South African political leaders and hold discussions on the Sri Lanka's progress on achieving a solution to the power devolution issue.

According to parliamentarian Senathirajah, South African political leaders have experience in handling ethnic and the apartheid issues and the party can therefore, learn a lot from the South African experience to expedite a solution for power devolution in Sri Lanka.

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