Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sri Lanka should move forward to rebuild the nation – Indian External Affairs Minister

(TI)India has a role to play in Sri Lanka because a large number of Tamilian people are involved, Indian External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna said on Friday.

"We have a role because we have good relations with Sri Lanka. You may be aware that 100 crores to rehabilitate who are in distress there have been allocated and the PM has gone on to say that he will give 500 crores. These are gestures to reassure the government of Sri Lanka that India is profoundly concerned about the welfare of the Sri Lankan Tamils", he said in an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN, shortly after taking over as India’s new External Affairs Minister. Full text