Top Indian officials arrive in Sri Lanka

17:03, June 10, 2011      

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A high level Indian delegation arrived in Sri Lanka Friday for talks with the Sri Lankan leadership on the post war developments in the island, officials said.

The Sri Lankan External Affairs Ministry said India's Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, National Security Advisor Shivashankar Menon and Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar will be in the Island for two days.

The delegation will hold talks with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris and other top officials.

During the discussions the Indian delegation will look to gather information on the latest developments in the country especially concerning the minority Tamil community.

Sri Lanka and India have regular discussions on the political situation in the island and the latest high level visit by the Indians comes in the backdrop of an Indian provincial government passing a resolution against Sri Lanka.

The Tamil Nadu government in India has called on the Indian government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to impose economic sanctions on Sri Lanka over allegations of war crimes.

Sri Lanka ended a brutal 30 year conflict against Tamil Tiger rebels in May 2009 but human rights groups have alleged both sides committed war crimes during the latter part of the fighting.

Source: Xinhua
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