‘Hold Provincial Council elections at the earliest’: India tells Sri Lanka

India has reiterated its position with Sri Lanka on complete implementation of the provisions under the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, including devolution of powers and the holding of Provincial Council elections at the earliest. 

Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has officially reiterated India’s position during his meeting with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Indian Foreign Secretary concluded his official visit to Sri Lanka on October 05th.

“In Trincomalee, Foreign Secretary visited the Oil Tank Farms, a symbol of the potential and strong energy partnership between India & Sri Lanka where LIOC briefed him about the development undertaken by it at the Lower Tank Farms and its advantages to Sri Lanka’s economy. During his visit to Jaffna, Foreign Secretary inspected the Jaffna Cultural Centre and interacted with the Governor of Northern Province, several Members of Parliament, academicians and business leaders,” said in the Indian High Commission’s press release. 

Indian High Commission also mentioned the Foreign Secretary’s meetings with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) delegation led by Member of Parliament & Leader of TNA R. Sampanthan; Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA) delegation led by Member of Parliament Mano Ganesan; and Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) delegation led by State Minister for Estate Housing and Community Infrastructure Jeevan Thondaman.

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