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* India urges Sri Lanka to 'engage constructively' for a political solution built upon 13th Amendment
Sat, Aug 23, 2014, 07:19 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 23, New Delhi: India today urged Sri Lanka to "engage constructively" to find a political solution that builds upon the 13th Amendment of the Sri Lankan Constitution, to the Tamil issue.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed the need for a political solution for the ethnic problem when a six-member delegation of Sri Lanka's main Tamil party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), called on him.

The Prime Minister today received the TNA delegation, currently on a visit to India, in New Delhi.

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

During the meeting with Modi, the TNA delegation led by party's leader MP R. Sampanthan briefed the Prime Minister on the situation in Sri Lanka and their assessment and expectations regarding devolution and national reconciliation.

The Prime Minister 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, Prime Minister's Office said in a statement following the meeting.

"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," it said.

The Prime Minister also assured the TNA delegation 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 TNA delegation, led by MP Sampanthan, comprised of MPs Mavai S. Senathirajah, Suresh Premachandran, P. Selvarasa, Selvam Adaikkalanathan, and M.A. Sumanthiran.

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

The Tamil party group met with India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj yesterday. The delegation is expected to meet Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalithaa as well.

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