India will hold Sri Lanka to its commitments on reconciliation

ECONOMYNEXT – India has “conveyed that Sri Lanka should uphold the commitments made by the Sri Lankan Government on meaningful devolution,” Delhi’s External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar has told the Sunday Virakesari.

In an exclusive interview with Virakesari Political Correspondent R Ram, Jaishankar also emphasized that the “process of reconciliation with the implementation of the 13th Amendment needs to be carried forward.”

The Indian EAM also said that Delhi would hold Sri Lanka to its commitments and said that he recalled: “that Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa had expressed confidence during the Virtual Bilateral Summit on 26 September 2020 that Sri Lanka will work towards realizing the expectations of all ethnic groups, including Tamils, by achieving reconciliation.”

“I reiterated that India is strongly committed to a united and stable Sri Lanka, which also addresses the aspirations of the Tamil people for equality, justice, peace and dignity,” he added.

The full transcript of the interview is below:

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