Friday, May 15, 2009

Civilian rescue mission just 48 hours away- President Rajapaksa

Amman, 15 May, ( President Mahinda Rajapaksa, during his official visit to Jordan to attend the G-11 Summit, addressing Sri Lankan migrant workers employed at the 'Casual Wear' garment factory in the Kingdom of Jordon assured on Thursday(14) that the Tamil civilians held hostage by the LTTE in small area of land in the North would be rescued and the Tamils would be saved from the threat of LTTE terrorism.

Speaking further President Rajapaksa greatly valued and appreciated the contribution by all Sri Lankans employed in Jordon and the Middle East towards the nation’s economy and pointed out that steps implemented by him as a minister during 1994 and 2000 enabled to attend to the welfare, and find resolutions to the problems faced by Sri Lankan migrant workers. 'Because of such meaningful measures we decided to offer training to many of them who sought employment overseas', the President noted. Full text