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India supports the call of international community for the Sri Lankan government to fulfill its commitments on devolution of political authority including through early holding of elections to provincial councils, according to S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister.

This also covers the commitment of ensuring that all the provincial councils are able to operate effectively in accordance with the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka, Dr. Jaishankar has stated in his letter sent recently to the AIADMK’s Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) M. Thambi Durai.

The Minister’s reply was in the context of the AIADMK leader raising the Sri Lankan Tamil issue in the Rajya Sabha last month in the context of a resolution adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Pointing out that the position of India was conveyed during the deliberations on the motion at the Council, Dr. Jaishankar said the country voted in abstention at the UNHRC but it made a “strong statement” as Explanation of Vote, stressing “our abiding commitment to aspirations of the Tamils of Sri Lanka for equality, justice, peace and dignity.”

It had also urged the Sri Lankan government “to carry forward the process of reconciliation, address the aspirations of the Tamil community and continue to engage constructively with the international community.”

During the consideration of the resolution at the Council on reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka, he said India had remained “closely in touch” with all countries and made a statement at the interactive debate on February 25, outlining its position.

Assuring Mr. Thambi Durai that “all efforts are being made to ensure that the safety and interests of Tamils in Sri Lanka are fully safeguarded,” the Minister said the country “attaches high importance” to the matter. (The Hindu)

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  • Truth matter Tuesday, 20 April 2021 03:42 AM

    India is more important for us than China .. Why and how ? India is our next door neighbour.. Our cultural; religious and historical connection with India has been for centuries. Our import from India is more than 70% of all .. India could create more problems than China for our stability and peace and harmony. So we should not antagonise India

    S B Lokuge Tuesday, 20 April 2021 03:58 AM

    Did those Indian LTTE crooks in their government tell the Yahapalaneyas to hold elections when they postpone for years?

    haris Tuesday, 20 April 2021 05:12 AM

    Neither the International Community nor India has a say in SL internal governance. The 13|A should be abolished as India failed to fulfill their part for |JRJ agreeing to 13A. Abolish is peoples' wish and how the SLPP got elected. Is India willing to let Kashmir be independent?

    Ivar Chan Tuesday, 20 April 2021 09:15 AM

    Srilanka is NOT an exclusively Sinhala Buddhist Country ? Get Real.

    RoaringCreek Tuesday, 20 April 2021 07:56 AM

    India seems to hitting when iron is hot. They know Nandasena is cornered.

    Srimathi Sumathi Tuesday, 20 April 2021 08:20 AM

    I think it is high time that we also started telling other countries - US. UK India etc. what and what not to do

    Joker Tuesday, 20 April 2021 09:11 AM

    Elections, he, he, heeee!!

    Punchi Banda Tuesday, 20 April 2021 10:43 AM

    Kashmir problem is part of the universal Islam agenda to control the world. The Kashmiris are not considered inferior. Whereas in Sri Lanka we Buddhist consider us elevated and minorities subhuman. We have like poor white trash who have only the colour of the skin, we have the myth of the superiority of our race and religion

    lokka Tuesday, 20 April 2021 10:52 AM

    India, please hold elections in Kashmir and set an example.

    Sammy Tuesday, 20 April 2021 11:04 AM

    Just as much as India does not like other countries to interfere in its internal affairs, India should know better not to interfere in other countries.

    mp Tuesday, 20 April 2021 01:48 PM

    We are not living in India. Not Indians.


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