Colombo Telegraph

India Will Do Everything To Ensure Lasting Political Solution For Lankan Tamils: Khurshid

India will do everything possible to enable a lasting political solution for the problems of Sri Lankan Tamils, Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said in Jaffna on Tuesday.

Salman Khurshid

Khurshid said New Delhi remained committed to ensuring the full implementation of the 13th Amendment to the constitution that devolves powers to Sri Lanka’s provinces.

The Indian Minister who met with President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe in Colombo yesterday then travelled to Jaffna for talks with Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran and Northern Governor G.A. Chandrasiri.

Both the President and Minister G.L Peiris referred to the Parliamentary Select Committee to decide on constitutional reform on devolution when Minister Khurshid raised the issue of the 13th Amendment. But both the main opposition UNP and the Tamil National Alliance are boycotting the PSC which now comprises only Government members who will have to reach “consensus” on the 13A.

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