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Accelerating reconciliation with the Tamils ​​of Lankan, PM Modi tells Rajapaksa | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Tamil issue was discussed with an open mind with his Sri Lankan counterpart, Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is on his first visit outside the island after taking office.

Security and counterterrorism dominated the talks between India and Sri Lanka, as the Modi government hosted Rajapaksa, even when India also asked Sri Lanka to expedite the reconciliation process for Tamils ​​in the north and northeast of the island. The emphasis was significant given India’s participation in the welfare of the Tamil population, which has shared ethnic ties across the Palk Strait in Tamil Nadu.

In his statement to the media, Modi said: “I am sure that the Government of Sri Lanka will realize the expectations of the Tamil people of equality, justice, peace and respect within a united Sri Lanka.”

In his statement to the media, Modi said: “I am sure that the Government of Sri Lanka will realize the expectations of the Tamil people of equality, justice, peace and respect within a united Sri Lanka. For this, it will be necessary to carry out the reconciliation process with the implementation of the 13th amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka. ”

The two sides held delegation-level talks, restricted talks (with foreign minister S Jaishankar and NSA Ajit Doval) and a one-on-one conversation between Modi and Rajapaksa on Saturday.

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