Aug 30, 2020

Indian envoy over 13A?

India is preparing to appoint a special envoy to deal with the Sri Lankan government with regard to the 13th amendment to the constitution, which provided the legal basis for the establishment of provincial councils, diplomatic sources in New Delhi say.

The 'Deshaya' newspaper reports that officials at the South Block premises of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs have already initiated discussions regarding this.

Reports further say that a senior diplomat who earlier worked as the Indian High Commission to Sri Lanka is to be appointed to the post.