Meeting with India’s Foreign Minister, S Jaishankar, in New Delhi, several BJP officials from Tamil Nadu, including the President of Tamil Nadu’s BJP branch, K. Annamalai, have urged India to press for the full implementation of the 13th amendment in Sri Lanka without change to the letter or spirit.

The meeting comes in advance of Sri Lanka’s 75th independence anniversary which many Eelam Tamils will mark with a day of protest by carrying black flags and demanding a solution to the ethnic conflict that bedevils the island.