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* South African special envoy visits Sri Lanka's war-torn North
Tue, Jul 8, 2014, 11:52 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 08, Colombo: South African Jacob Zuma's special envoy to Sri Lanka and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who arrived in Colombo Monday will visit the island's war-torn Northern Province to firsthand observe the progress the region has made after the end of the war.

During his tour in the North, Mr. Ramaphosa will meet the representatives of the Tamil party Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to hold discussions.

The Deputy President met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the opposition leader Ranil Wickremasinghe Monday and attended a dinner hosted by the President.

Today he is scheduled to meet Chief Minister of Northern Province C.V Vigneswaran, the Governor G. A. Chandrasiri and the top security forces commanders in the area.

In a statement on Sunday, Ramaphosa said South Africa will help Sri Lanka in its reconciliation process and bring constitutional reforms to stabilize the country.

"We will also try to help the Sri Lankans with the Truth and Reconciliation process, their own constitutional reform and make sure Sri Lanka does indeed become a stable country where they will enjoy human rights," Mr. Ramaphosa said prior to his departure to Sri Lanka.

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