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7-member TNA delegation arrives in India

 

The delegation is on a three-day visit here at the invitation of External Affairs Minister SM Krishna, it was officially announced today.

7-member TNA delegation arrives in India

 

 
A seven-member delegation of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) of Sri Lanka arrived here on Wednesday night. It is led by R Sampanthan.
 
The delegation is on a three-day visit here at the invitation of External Affairs Minister SM Krishna, it was officially announced today.
 
The delegation consists of Mavai S. Senathirajah, MP;  K Premachandran, MP; P Selvarasa, MP;  A Vinayagamoorthy, MP;  A Adaikkalanathan, MP;  and M A Sumanthiran, MP. A TNA delegation had also visited India in July 2010.
 
The delegation is expected to call on Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and External Affairs Minister Krishna . They will also exchange views with National Security Adviser Shiv Shankar Menon and Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai.
 
External Affairs Ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin pointed out that India has been involved in a substantial manner in rehabilitation and resettlement efforts of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and the reconstruction process in Northern Sri Lanka.
 
"It has been widely acknowledged that our assistance in Sri Lanka in the areas of housing, de-mining, education, public health and connectivity has helped restore a degree of normalcy in the area," he added.
 
The visit is part of India’s continuing engagement with the Government and political parties in Sri Lanka in regard to the process of reconciliation and meaningful devolution through which Sri Lanka seeks to secure for all its citizens "a future marked by equality, dignity, justice and self-respect," the spokesman added.
 
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