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Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 6.56 GMT
India wants to avoid mistrust Indian PM


We are engaged with all parties in an effort to achieve an outcome that is forward-looking and that ensures that rather than deepening confrontation and mistrust between concerned parties, a way forward is found on issues related to accountability and reconciliation, Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singhe has told DMK chief M Karunanidhi.

In a letter to the DMK leader, who demanded that India support the US resolution against Sri Lanka for alleged war crimes during voting, the Indian Prime Minister said India's objective, as always, remains the achievement of a future for the Tamil community in Sri Lanka marked by equality, dignity, justice and self-respect.

Noting that India had emphasised to Sri Lanka the importance of a genuine process of reconciliation to address grievances of Tamils, he said New Delhi welcomed the report of Sri Lankan Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Committee (LLRC).

"We have offered our technical, economical and financial assistance to aid the process. I would like to underline that it is as a result of our engagement with the Government of Sri Lanka and our considerable assistance programme that a modicum of normalcy is beginning to return to the Tamil areas in Sri Lanka," the Prime Minister said.

India has implemented and continues to do so a wide range of projects covering housing, education, health, vocational training, agriculture and reconstruction of infrastructure, Indian Prime Minister noted.





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