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Wednesday, 19 June 2013 - 12:53
India is concerned about making changes to the 13th amendment
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The Indian Government has stated that it is concerned with the current political developments regarding the 13th Amendment.

The Hindu newspaper published reports about the Indian Government’s interests on the 13th Amendment after the TNA MPs held discussions with Indian Premier Dr. Manmohan Singh yesterday.

A public dialogue has been started on the 13th Amendment after the Government announced the Northern Provincial Council election to be held on September.

Dr. Singh had also informed the TNA MPs about the Indian Central Government’s readiness to discuss the 13th Amendment with the Sri Lankan Government.

However the Hindu reported today that India will pay much attention if any changes are made to the 13th Amendment.

The newspaper believes that the reason for the Indian Government to pay a greater concern to the issue is that Sri Lankan Government’s attempt to make changes to the 13th Amendment in a situation where Sri Lanka has agreed to power devolution in  the 13th Amendment.

The newspaper stated that recommendations have been given in this regard in the LLRC report as well and further talks have been held even to go beyond the power sharing effort mentioned in the 13th Amendment.

Various political parties hold different opinions on the behavior of the Indian Government about Sri Lanka.

UNP MP Ajith P Perera, JVP MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake and Minister Laksman Yapa Abeywardana have expressed their views.

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