Lankan Tamil delegation meets SM Krishna

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New Delhi, July 8: S M Krishna, India's Foreign Minister met the parliamentary delegation from Sri Lanka's Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in New Delhi on Thursday, Jul 8.

Seeking India's help in the post-war ethnic conflict that has emerged in Sri Lanka, the delegates raised a spectrum of issues in the half-hour long interaction with Krishna.

The head of the delegation, veteran Sri Lankan lawmaker, Rajavarothiam Sampanthan, discussed the critical issue of the resettlement process of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the island nation, and appealed to Krishna to support the Tamils' cause, said officials.

Reportedly, Krishna and the delegates also talked about the various dimensions and causes of the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka, and explored plausible political solutions to resolve the refugee crisis simmering in the island nation.

The six-member delegation is on a two-day visit to India, and comprises senior lawmakers from Sri Lanka.

The delegation has previously interacted with the Home Minister, P Chidambaram and Communist leader D. Raja.

Raja urged the Indian government to pressurize the Sri Lankan regime to take appropriate steps to rehabilitate the Tamils.

ANI

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