India assures Sri Lanka Tamils of assist

Colombo, March 14

India’s top diplomat in Colombo held talks with senior Tamil leaders during his visit to the Northern and Eastern Provinces and emphasised that achieving the legitimate aspirations of the minority Tamil community through meaningful devolution within a united Sri Lanka will contribute to peace, inclusive progress and strength of the island nation. He assured them of cooperation in development.

During his three-day visit to the two provinces from March 11 to 13, High Commissioner Gopal Baglay also highlighted India’s long-standing cooperation and commitment to the development of the Northern and Eastern Provinces in accordance with the requirements of the people, the Indian High Commission stated.

Baglay, who held a series of meetings with Tamil party leaders, recalled commitments of the Sri Lankan Government on the legitimate aspirations of the Tamil community for equality, justice, peace and dignity, it said. — PTI

Development sought

Tamil leaders seek further assistance for infrastructural development, more economic investment and additional projects under grant assistance for development cooperation from India. Gopal Baglay, High Commissioner, assures them of continued cooperation.

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