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New Delhi, Aug 5: Pitching for a political solution that meets aspirations of ethnic Tamils, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said all stakeholders in Sri Lanka should engage “constructively” in a spirit of partnership and mutual accommodation within the framework of a “united Sri Lanka”. Also Read - CISF Issues Clarification Over Cooch Behar Firing, Says Mob of 150 Attacked Troops, Action In Self Defence
He stated this when a delegation of Sri Lankan Tamil MPs met him here and briefed him on the situation, including the alleged moves by the Sri Lankan government to change the cultural and linguistics identity of the northeastern areas and militarisation in the Tamil-majority localities. Also Read - 'Glad They Are Taking My Clubhouse Chat Seriously', Prashant Kishor Reacts to Audio Clip Released by BJP
Modi assured the Tamil National Alliance (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.
A PMO statement said the TNA delegation 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.
“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.