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Tuesday, 04 March 2014 - 19:05
Video : Indo - Sri Lanka leaders meet in Myanmar
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa told Indian Premier Manmohan Singh that his government constantly working in harmony with the Northern Provincial Council.

President Rajapaksa and Indian Premier Manmohan Singh who met on the sidelines of the BIMSTEC summit in Mynamar have also discussed the dispute between the fishermen of both countries.

President Rajapaksa has told the Indian Premier that about 1500 fishing boats entering Sri Lankan maritime waters was a matter of concern as it has affected the livelihood of the Northern fishing community of Sri Lanka.

He also educated Indian Premier about the National Action Plan to implement the recommendations of the LLRC report.

President’s Media Unit stated that Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga and Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Kurshid also participated in the meeting held in the city of Naypyindaw in Myanmar.

Earlier several Tamil Nadu political parties including the DMK said that a meeting between Indian and Sri Lankan leaders should be considered a move that has ignore Tamil community.

However Indian media reported today that the claim by Tamil Nadu politicians were rejected by the Indian External Affairs Ministry.

The President also said that terrorism, if it prevails anywhere in any form, would be a threat to the collective security of all world nations.

Addressing the BIMSTEC summit being held at Naypyindaw in Myanmar today, President Rajapaksa said that although terrorism was eliminated domestically, its global network is still operational.

He said that Sri Lanka suffered at the hands of terrorism for nearly 30 years and therefore it has a clear understanding of human and property destruction which crippled the economy of the entire nation.

He said that governments should watchful on such elements and take measures to prevent terrorism from raising its ugly head again.

During his address, President Rajapaksa said that it is high time Asia should change the policy of looking at the West into looking at the East.

He further said he believed that BIMSTEC has a lot of potential, and all members should exploit those untapped potential.   









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