New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged Sri Lanka to ensure dignity and justice for Tamilians.
Modi said this while meeting a six-member delegation of Sri Lanka’s main political party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).
“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,” an official statement said.
Modi also urged “all stakeholders in Sri Lanka to engage constructively, in a spirit of partnership and mutual accommodation, towards finding a political solution”.
He also assured the TNA delegation that India would continue to rehabilitate and provide relief in Sri Lanka’s northeast.
The statement said: “The visit of TNA leaders is part of India’s continuing engagement with the government and political parties in Sri Lanka.”
The delegation, led by veteran Tamil politician R. Sampanthan also met Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday.