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Implement 13 plus - Indian Parliamentary representatives request
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The All Party Indian Parliamentary delegation headed by Indian Opposition Leader Sushma Swaraj met with President Mahinda Rajapaksa today at temple trees.

According to the Presidential Media Unit, the delegation had comprised of 12 political representatives.

The talks held with President Mahinda Rajapaksa were also joined by the Minister of External Affairs Professor G.L. Peiris and the Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapakse.

Subsequently, the delegation headed over to the Taj Samudra Hotel in Colombo, to attend a media briefing.

Speaking here, the visiting Indian Opposition Leader stressed that their visit to Sri Lanka was very purposeful.

Indian Opposition Leader Sushma Swaraj commended the Sri Lankan government's progress regarding rehabilitation while also noting that much more needed to be done in this regard.

Whilst pledging India's continued support in all related aspects, she stated that it was India's intention to see the devolution of power being implemented.

The Indian Opposition Leader speaking further stated that talks should be furthered with all parties concerned in order to formulate a political settlement, while stating the TNA's participation was imperative.

The Indian parliamentary delegation which arrived in the island on the 16th of April held several discussions with the country’s political representatives.

Their itinerary also included a visit to the North.

This is the first occasion in which an Indian delegation visited the country post to Delhi voting against Colombo during the recently held session of the Geneva Human Rights Council.

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