Sunday, May 24, 2009

Huge challenges in Sri Lanka: Ban

B. Muralidhar Reddy

(TH)COLOMBO: Calling for an end to “old enmities,” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a gathering of internally displaced persons at a government welfare village in Vavuniya in the north that he would mobilise U.N. agencies and international non-governmental organisations to help with the resettlement. He was on a 24-hour visit for a firsthand assessment of the post-war situation in Sri Lanka

Mr. Ban, who arrived here late on Friday night, travelled on Saturday to one of the government-run camps for the displaced in the wartorn north and was subsequently flown to the conflict zone by the military to give him glimpses from the air of the devastation in the last phase of the Eelam IV. Full text Share on Facebook