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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 5.06 GMT
Satisfied with our visit to Sri Lanka – Indian Opp. Leader


Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj told Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that she was satisfied with her recent visit to Sri Lanka.

The Indian Opposition Leader called on Prime Minister Singh to apprise him of the details of the 12-member delegation's visit to Sri Lanka and meeting with the leaders and officials there, Indian media reported. National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon and Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai were present during the meeting.

“I would say I am satisfied with our visit to Sri Lanka,” she told reporters yesterday. The delegation met representatives of all political parties in Sri Lanka and visited the rehabilitation camp for Tamils.

Swaraj noted that the delegation, comprising MPs from different parties, visited several areas across the length and breadth of Sri Lanka during its six-day tour.

There are three lakh displaced Tamils in Sri Lanka of which only 3,000 have not been rehabilitated, she said.

She also had a one-on-one breakfast meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The Indian delegation also met TNA and opposition UNP members.
“Tamil National Alliance (TNA) wants a negotiated settlement. TNA members say they are proud Sri Lankans. They are against violence and stand for an undivided Sri Lanka,” Swaraj said.





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