Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi folds his hands in a sign of respect during his visit to Ruwanwelisaya, a sacred stupa in Anuradhapura, about 230 kilometers northeast of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, March 14, 2015. Modi said on Friday that India's neighbors should be the first beneficiaries of the nation's economic progress as he sought to woo smaller Indian Ocean states away from increasing Chinese influence. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena) (The Associated Press)
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Sri Lanka's former civil war zone in a sign of solidarity with minority Tamils who are calling for regional autonomy to end a decades-old ethnic conflict.
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