The joint Parliamentary delegation from India led by Opposition Leader of the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj began their six day visit to Sri Lanka, during which they will meet a cross-section of political leaders, civil society members and also assess the progress of development projects undertaken by India in the conflict affected areas.
The delegation met Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa yesterday, the first day of their programme in Sri Lanka.
A spokesman for the Indian High Commission in Colombo Birender Singh Yadav said the delegation also visited Parliament where they met Leader of the House, Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva.
This was followed by an interaction with other Parliamentarians. The delegation also met External Affairs Minister Professor G L Peiris.
According to Yadav, the delegation will begin a tour of the North and East today.
Yadav said one of the main areas of focus of the delegation would be to review the progress of the development assistance projects for the resettlement and rehabilitation of IDPs and other development in the former conflict affected areas undertaken by the Indian government.
The delegation also had a discussion with representatives of the Ceylon workers congress.
Speaking regarding the meeting leader of the CWC, deputy minister Muththu Sivalingam had this to say….