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PM Narendra Modi meets Tamil National Alliance delegation

India TV News Desk 23 Aug 2014, 13:40:00 PM IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met a six-member delegation of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) from Sri Lanka.

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

The TNA delegation briefed the Prime Minister on the situation in Sri Lanka and their assessment and expectations regarding devolution and national reconciliation.

As per the reports, Modi 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.

Modi also 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.

He further 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.