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Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh met Sri Lankan President

Mar 5, 2014 16:20 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa on 4 March 2014. The two leaders met on the sidelines of the BIMSTEC Summit in Myanmar.

Various issues were discussed between India and Sri Lanka.

On the demilitarization of Jaffna peninsula Sri Lanka claimed that it had already scaled back troops from a war-time peak of 175000.

imageThey also discussed the issue of arrest of fishermen who had transgressed the maritime border. The prime minister asserted it a livelihood issue and urged that it should be treated in a humane manner.

The issue of reconciliation process in Lanka was also discussed.

In first meeting at highest level in two years, India and Sri Lanka avoid discussion on moves in UNHRC (United Nations Human Rights Council).

A five nation coalition moved a resolution at the UNHRC on 4 March 2014. The resolution condemned the human rights accord of Sri Lanka during its war against Tamil militants.

Resolution was moved by United States, United Kingdom, Mauritius, Macedonia and Montenegro.

UNHRC resolution against Sri Lanka’s Human rights was adopted in Geneva

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