Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit welcomed the remarks made by Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in Colombo on Wednesday regarding the Tamil community.
"As we promote peace and well-being in the region, India has been strongly committed to the unity, stability and territorial integrity of Sri Lanka," Purohit said in a Raj Bhavan release.
Stating that India's support for the reconciliation process in Sri Lanka is longstanding, as indeed for an inclusive political outlook that encourages ethnic harmony, he added, "It is in Sri Lanka's own interest that the expectations of Tamil people for equality, justice, peace, and dignity within a united Sri Lanka are fulfilled."
"That applies equally to the commitments made by the Sri Lankan government on meaningful devolution, including the 13th amendment to the constitution", he said adding "the progress and prosperity of Sri Lanka will surely be advanced as consequence".
The Governor also emphasised that this was an important statement, signifying the concern of the Indian government towards their Tamil sisters and brothers in Sri Lanka.
Pointing out that the Union External Affairs Minister has unequivocally stated the country's position on the 13th amendment, Purohit said, "His words are sure to be welcomed by the people of Tamil Nadu."
The Governor added that the statement of Jaishankar is in the spirit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's own untiring efforts for the welfare of the Tamil population in Sri Lanka.