High Commissioner Baglay reiterates India’s support for devolution and the full implementation of the 13A

Various aspects of devolution and developmental aspirations of the people from the North and East were discussed, when a five member TNA delegation met with the Indian High Commissioner and officials.

The TNA delegation apprised High Commissioner on progress regarding Provincial Council elections which constitutes integral part of Sri Lankan polity and Constitution. The High Commissioner reiterated India’s support for devolution within the framework of a united Sri Lanka on the basis of full implementation of the 13A which would be in line with Tamil aspirations for equality, justice, peace & reconciliation and would strengthen Sri Lanka.

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) delegation comprised leader. R. Sampanthan, Leader of Ilangai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) MaavaiSenathirajah and TNA Members of Parliament Dharmalingam Sithadthan, SelvamAdaikkalanathan and MA. Sumanthiran the meeting took place at the India House.

High Commissioner Gopal Baglay was assisted by Deputy High Commissioner Vinod K Jacob and Political Counsellor Mrs Banu Prakash.

The meeting also saw discussions on development of the North and East of Sri Lanka and improving connectivity between the two countries in the post-Covid period.

High Commissioner stressed India’s longstanding commitment towards creating social infrastructure such as housing in Sri Lanka that enabled all Sri Lankans including the people from the Northern and Eastern Provinces to enjoy the fruits of peace. He reiterated Indian support for rehabilitation and development in areas such as connectivity, health and education.

 

Various aspects of devolution and developmental aspirations of the people from the North and East were discussed. When a five member TNA delegation met with the Indian High Commissioner and officials.

The TNA delegation apprised High Commissioner on progress regarding Provincial Council elections which constitutes integral part of Sri Lankan polity and Constitution. The High Commissioner reiterated India’s support for devolution within the framework of a united Sri Lanka on the basis of full implementation of the 13A which would be in line with Tamil aspirations for equality, justice, peace & reconciliation and would strengthen Sri Lanka.

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