Friday, May 29, 2009

US and world must help Sri Lanka re-settle IDPs - US Congressman

(May 29, Colombo, Sri Lnaka Guardian)The standards at the IDP camps where Internally Displaced are accommodated are much higher contrary to what had been reported in the US, and the international community should cooperate with the government in reconstruction efforts by increasing aid. The US Congressman Heath Shuler said so at a press briefing at the Hilton, Colombo today (29).

He also congratulated the Sri Lankan government on the victory against terrorism, and commended the remarkable work and efforts of the government in putting together the IDP camps in such a short period of time with considerable facilities available to the IDPs despite the many difficulties faced by the government. Full text