Swaraj briefs Manmohan on Lankan visit

The leader of the Indian Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj met Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and briefed him on the discussions she had in Sri Lanka, the Press Trust of India reported this evening.

Swaraj called on Singh to apprise him of the details of the 12-member delegation’s visit to Sri Lanka. National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon and Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai were present during the meeting.

“I would say I am satisfied with our visit to Sri Lanka,” the BJP leader told reporters today. The delegation met representatives of all political parties in Sri Lanka and visited the rehabilitation camp for Tamils.

Swaraj said the delegation met the women and children living in the camp as the men were away at work. She said the rehabilitation efforts were good and ahead of schedule.

There are three lakh displaced Tamils in Sri Lanka of which only 3,000 have not been rehabilitated.

Swaraj also had a one-on-one breakfast meeting with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksha.

“We discussed the withdrawal of army from civic life. They come to birthday parties uninvited or enter temples. We also discussed the 13th Amendment,” she said.