Friday, May 29, 2009

US special representative Shuler commends resettlement of rescued hostages

"I congratulate the Sri Lankan government on their victory against the terrorists in their country, the LTTE. I also commend the remarkable work and efforts of the government of Sri Lanka in putting together the IDP camps in such a short period of time," said United States representative Heath Shuler( Democrat- North Caroline) addressing a press conference held in Colombo, today( May 29).

The press conference was called-on following his first hand experience gained during the past few days while touring in Vavuniya and Trincomalee. Rep. Shuler visited the IDP centers at Vavuniya along with his Congressional delegation including Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States, Mr. Jaliya Wikramasuriya. According to officials, Rep. Shuler had the opportunity to speak to a number of rescued civilian hostages as well as local and foreign officials working in the camps. Full text