Indian Foreign Secretary holds wide ranging talks in Colombo

Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar had wide ranging talks in Colombo today.

Jaishankar met President Maithripala Sirisena and discussed developments in the country over the past two years.

He also had talks with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and obtained their views on issue still faced by the Tamils in the North and East.

The Indian High Commission said Jaishankar also had talks with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama.

Dr. Jaishankar  also met a delegation from the Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA) comprising of Minister of National Co-existence Dialogue and Official Languages, Mano Ganesan, Minister of Hill Country New Villages, Infrastructure and Community Development P. Digambaran, State Minister of Education V. Radhakrishnan and a delegation from Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) led by A. Thondaman.

Dr. Jaishankar met with the leader of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Minister of City Planning and Water Supply Rauff Hakeem and leader of All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen.

The Indian High Commission said Dr. Jaishankar reviewed the entire gamut of our bilateral relations, particularly Indian assisted economic projects and development particularly with Sri Lanka.

In response to the drought situation in Sri Lanka, Dr. Jaishankar conveyed on behalf of the Indian Minister of External Affairs, Mrs. Sushma Swaraj to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera that India would donate eight water bowsers and 100 metric tonnes of rice as immediate assistance, and was ready to provide further assistance as required. (Colombo Gazette)

1 COMMENT

  1. What is this politics of international relationship and diplomatic ties between Sri lanak and Indian that decided by Sectary of Foreign Affairs Subramianam Ravishanker of Tamil man or Dravidian origin, who is bias of Tamils demands ?

    This is what INDIAN Foreign /Sectary said “its a simple ,if you want to be part of INDIAN domination YOU HAVE TO PLAY BY OUR RULES” ?

    I think of these all list of discussions with several Tamil political parties and individuals with Indian F/S THESES DIFFERNCES NOT AS ABERRATIONS FROM THE NORM OF UNO OR INTERNATIONL HARMONIZATION ,BUT AS THE NATURAL CONSEQUENCES OF BY VARYING NATIONL CIRCUMSTANCE.

    The majority community of RIGHT of nation sovereignty has been discarded or openly violated by Indian foreign sectary.

    In a relationship between two countries where the national ,perceived or real differ, the desire to coordinate policies can do more harm than GOOD by Indian Foreign Sectary of Ravishankeran.

    It is better that Indian even when its successful it produces either weak agreement based on the Tamil lowest common denominator or tough standards that may not appropriate majority of all.

    It is far batter to recognized current differences of Tamil demand for new devolution of federal regime in centre is out of discussion by political pressure .of Indian hegemony .

    The arrangement would certainly involve an improved domestic democracy of NORTH & EASTERN REGION AND LISTEN TO A LARGER VOICE OF MAJORITY COMMUNITY by Indian authority.

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