Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna today (27) traveled to Jaffna to open the Indian consulate.
Krishna said that Sri Lanka needed to continue with a meaningful peace and development process in the North and East through the 13th Amendment.
He said that Sri Lanka has come through its most difficult period in its history.
He noted that while the conflict that ended had impacted on all sections of the population, it did so disproportionately on the civilian population of the Northern Province.
“India has tried to contribute whatever it can to alleviate to miseries and difficulties the people in Northern Province underwent… We are now looking at the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Northern Province and supplement the efforts of the Sri Lankan Government,” Krishna said.