Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sri Lankan govt. invites investment to war-ravaged north

(TH)Colombo (PTI): Inviting private investment to rebuild the war-ravaged northern Sri Lanka, the government has said it will ensure "local ownership" of the development projects to be implemented in the region.

Chairman of Presidential Task Force for Resettlement, Development and Security in the Northern Province, Basil Rajapaksa, said the government wanted to localise development projects to suit the needs of the people in the northern areas, as he met a group of Tamil professionals for working out ways to develop the region following end of the conflict. Full text