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* Sri Lankan government in touch with Indian political leaders - Minister
Sun, Apr 13, 2014, 09:11 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 13, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government is in touch with the leaders of political parties in India who may come to power at India's general elections, a government minister has said.

Cabinet spokesman and Mass Media and Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella has said that the government is holding a series of talks with the leaders of India's mainstream political parties including Narendra Modi, the leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party and Prime Ministerial candidate for 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Minister Rambukwella has told Ceylon Today that the government is holding talks with Modi as he is expected to be the next Prime Minister of India.

He has said that the government is closely monitoring the situation developing in India and setting up a political platform accordingly.

"We are having a series of dialogues with all the Parties that are contesting for the general elections in India. After all, they are our neighbors and holding discussions is a continuous process," the Minister was quoted as saying.

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