A leading Tamil group has reportedly urged the Prime Minister to put pressure on recently elected Sri Lanka President Maithiripala Sirisena to resolve the ethnic issue in the island nation.

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leaders expressed satisfaction after meeting Prime Minister Modi.

Another TNA leader MA Sumanthiran said that Modi encouraged them to have a different approach in the new regime of Sirisena.

Also, Sirisena and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is scheduled to accompany visiting Indian premier Narendra Modi on Saturday during his historic visit to the country's war-ravaged northern region.

Sirisena and Wickremesinghe will travel with the Indian leader on Saturday to the sacred city of Anuradhapura, the capital of North Central Province, government sources said.

Sri Lanka is the final stop of Modi's three-nation tour of Indian Ocean island nations that took him to Seychelles and Mauritius.

Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Sri Lanka in 28 years.

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