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India wants talks on wider devolution between Sri Lankan government and ethnic Tamil party
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, October 7, 2013 9:10 AM EDT
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka
India has urged the Sri Lankan government and an ethnic Tamil party to resume stalled negotiations aimed at a meaningful devolution of power to resolve a decades-old ethnic problem.
Kurshid says he hopes the Sri Lankan leadership that ended the war and held the elections will now "work for genuine reconciliation."
The talks stalled in 2011 when the government said it wanted a Parliamentary committee to discuss devolution rather than through talks with the TNA.
India has a major interest in the dispute because southern India is home to 60 million Tamils.