COLOMBO (TIP): Sri Lanka is keen to engage all diaspora groups including Tamils in reconciliation efforts, foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera has said stressing the new government does not want the country to return to another bloody conflict.

Responding to opposition criticism of the recent talks held in London with the diaspora, Samaraweera said the government considered it is a vital need to engage with diaspora groups, especially those who hold extremist views.