CWC leaders meet Sonia Gandhi, discuss 13A

Thondaman      A delegation of the  Ceylon Workers Congress led by Arumugam Thondamanits  and Mutu Sivalingam met leader of the Congress Party of India Sonia Gandhi.

CWC  parliamentarian Sivalingam said that top on the agenda is to discuss the changes to the 13th Amendment and its benefits expected to be passed on to the Tamils with an Indian Origin, and that Sonia Gandhi promised to hold discussions with Lankan government this regard.

Sonia Gandhi  is said have questioned about CWC representation in the parliamentary select committee which was appointed to solve ethnic issue of Sri Lanka, and has said Lankan government leaders  would be asked to solve problems face by  people of Indian origins in the country.

He said that the  Indian leader promised  support for educational activities,  housing projects and to construct a vocational training center for upcountry people.

Speaking to the media general secretary of the Ceylon Workers Congress Arumugam Thondaman said that Indian central government consider Lankan indian origin as separate community in Sri Lanka and also he feel happy this regard.

Thondaman had also met Indian Union Minister V. Narayanasamy during his Delhi visit. An Indian government delegation will also visit Sri Lanka to meet with the estate community to look into their well-being.

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