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India wants Sri Lankan peace process to continue

New Delhi: India on Monday reiterated its stance that it wanted the Sri Lankan peace process to continue though the situation was "not an easy one". India's comments come amid speculation that the island nation's feuding president and prime minister could meet for the first time since the crisis erupted a week ago. The two could meet as early as Tuesday after President Chandrika Kumaratunga extended an invitation to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to discuss her proposal for a government of national unity. Indian foregin secretary Kanwal Sibal told reporters in New Delhi that the Sri Lankan government and the opposition should work jointly to address the challengess posed by the Tamil rebels.

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