|Date: 17/04/2012 Time: 01:01:00 PM
An Indian parliamentary delegation is on a
five-day visit to Sri Lanka to examine the situation in the island nation,
which is recovering from the 30-year ethnic war against the terrorist
organization LTTE Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE) that ended in 2009.
The delegation, led by India's Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj,
consists of members of both the Houses of Parliament - the Lok Sabha and Rajya
The visit is organised in the context of a commitment made by India's
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna in response to suggestions from MPs
during Parliamentary debates on the situation in Sri Lanka.
The delegation is expected to travel to different parts of Sri Lanka,
including its Northern, Eastern, Central and Western Provinces.
The delegation is scheduled to visit areas where Indian assistance
projects, including those related to the development of rail and port
infrastructure, connectivity and transportation, education, public health,
housing, de-mining, vocational training and economic revival, are under
Besides, the delegation is also scheduled to call on Lankan President
Rajapaksa and meet the Ministers of External Affairs and Economic Development.