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Lanka hails PM’s inclusive growth theory for S Asia

[PTI, Tuesday, 15 June 2010 18:54 No Comment]

2010_6$img10_Jun_2010_PTI6_10_2010_000152B-ll Sri Lanka has hailed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh?s desire for the all-round development of South Asia, rather than growth that is concentrated merely in India.

Sri Lankan External Minister GL Peiris said that the view of the Indian government, expressed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during last week’s talks with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and other members of his delegation, is very clear.

What he (Manmohan Singh) said was that he does not want the Indian economy to grow on its own, in isolation from the rest of South-Asia, Peiris told reporters here on Sunday.

Stating that such a development would lead to a very "desirable spill-over effect", Peiris said, "He (Singh) wants the whole region to progress together.

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