COLOMBO (TIP): Sri Lankan government on Wednesday said it may lift the ban on Tamil diaspora groups imposed by the previous Mahinda Rajapaksa regime to achieve reconciliation with the minority community.
Foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera told the Parliament that the government may lift the ban on Tamil diaspora groups imposed by the previous Rajapaksa regime.
Samaraweera said that building national reconciliation was important and Sinhala, Tamil or Muslim diaspora groups have a role to play in taking Sri Lanka forward as a nation.
Tamils voted in large numbers for President Maithripala Sirisena to defeat the pro-Sinhala Rajapaksa in the January 8 polls.
Sirisena today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to implement the 13th Amendment would be taken up after the next parliamentary election and asserted that finding a solution to the vexed Tamil issue remains a priority for his government.