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* Australian Opposition Leader praises Sri Lankan government for initiatives taken to achieve national unity and reconciliation
Thu, Feb 16, 2017, 12:57 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 16, Canberra: Australia's leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten has praised the program carried out by the Sri Lankan government to promote national reconciliation and unity.

The Opposition Leader made this statement during discussions held with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Canberra on Wednesday.

During the discussion, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said a new model is required for the Asian region with the views and suggestions of all political parties which govern the states.

The Australian delegation led by Bill Shorten stressed on the importance of such a plan and extended its support to formulate a model.

The discussion was also focused on a program to rebuild the lives of those displaced from the conflict.


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