Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday mentioned his authorities has all the time taken care of the welfare of Sri Lankan Tamils and ‘persistently’ flagged the difficulty of their rights with the leaders within the island nation.
India was all the time dedicated to making sure that the Tamils there lived with fairness, equality, justice, peace and dignity, he mentioned right here, after launching numerous authorities initiatives in railways and defence sectors.
Modi recalled the assorted welfare initiatives taken by the Centre within the housing and well being sectors geared toward benefiting the Lankan Tamils, and mentioned he was the primary Indian Prime Minister to go to Jaffna (in 2015) in northern Sri Lanka.
“Our authorities has all the time taken care of the welfare and aspirations of Tamil brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka. It’s my honour to have been the one Indian PM to go to Jaffna. By growth work, we’re guaranteeing the welfare of the Tamil neighborhood,” he mentioned.
India has constructed 50,000 homes for displaced Tamils in north jap Sri Lanka and one other 4,000 within the plantation areas whereas “we hope to open quickly” the Jaffna Tradition Centre, he added.
“The problem of Tamil rights has additionally been taken up persistently with Sri Lankan leaders. We’re all the time dedicated to making sure that they (Tamils) stay with fairness, equality, justice, peace and dignity,” Modi mentioned.
The Sri Lankan Tamils subject has all the time had an emotional join in Tamil Nadu and has typically dominated the political house right here.
Modi additionally pointed to India’s efforts in railway initiatives for Jaffna and Mannar, air connectivity from Chennai to Jaffna and the initiatives within the well being sector.