Speaking on the 13th Amendment to the constitution, Singh said that it is important for Sri Lanka to implement the 13th Amendment and go beyond it.
“Our objective continues to remain the achievement of a future for the Tamil community in Sri Lanka that is marked by equality, dignity, justice and self respect. So, it is important in this context that the Government of Sri Lanka resumes a substantive dialogue with the TNA for a political settlement and reconciliation. India has consistently urged the Sri Lankan Government to take forward the process of broader dialogue so that we can see some concrete movements towards a meaningful devolution of powers including implementation of the 13th Amendment and beyond,” she said. In fact Sri Lanka pledged to implement 13 plus, she added.
Mrs Singh said that India is not concerned at all on Sri Lanka’s growing economic relations with China, and stated that there are many Indo- China projects taking place in India as well. however, India would like to see Sri Lanka remain as its largest trading partner in the South Asian region.