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Tamil issue in Sri Lanka is being resolved: SL High Commissioner

Press Trust of India
Sep 17, 2013 at 06:44pm IST

Kolkata: The Tamil issue in Sri Lanka is in the process of being resolved and the country's government is trying to find a solution to alleged human rights violations involving Tamil citizens, Sri Lankan High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam said Tuesday.

Kariyawasam said that peace reigned in the island nation now and the government was finding a political solution to demands and problems raised by ethnic communities, which would be of satisfaction to all of them.

"There is no violence now. We are in the process of reconciliation. Further elections are being held in the provinces. Now it is on the way to find a political solution that satisfies all communities," he said on the sidelines of a programme at the Maha Bodhi Society of India.

Tamil issue in Sri Lanka is being resolved: SL High Commissioner

Kariyawasam said that peace reigned in the island nation now and the government was finding a political solution to demands and problems raised by ethnic communities.

Asked about allegations of human rights violations involving the Tamils, Kariyawasam told PTI, "Those allegations are there. But we have set up a Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission which, we hope, has gone into all those and gave us recommendations and the government will implement it."

"The allegations are there. But we are taking care to find solution to the issues raised by those allegations.

Tamils are our brothers and they are an integral part of Sri Lanka," he said.

The high commissioner underlined the significance of Buddhism in determining the India-Sri Lanka bilateral relationship, saying Buddhism was an umbilical cord to the ties between the two countries.

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