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Centre spares no steps to protect SL Tamils- India

2013 Jul 29

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had assured Tamil Nadu government that there was no change in the stand of the Centre on reconciliation and devolution of political powers to ethnic Tamils in Sri Lanka, Union Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasamy said on Sunday.

 

Talking to reporters in Puducherry, Narayanasamy said the UPA government was firm that there should be no dilution of the 13th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution.

 

 

13th Amendment is part of the Indo-Lanka accord of 1987 which seeks to give more powers to the provinces. There are reports that the Lankan government wants to repeal it despite India's concerns.

 

He said the Prime Minister had also made it clear that there would be no change in the Centre's stand on Sri Lankan Tamils issue.

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