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Govt. Request For Aid From Muslim Countries

Oct 12, 2010 10:36:09 AM - thesundayleader.lk

Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiutheen says the government has requested aid from the Muslim countries to resettle the displaced Muslims in the country.

Bathiudeen has said that he and Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa had explained to the ambassadors of several Muslim countries the circumstances under which more than 100,000 Muslims of the North became internally displaced.

He has said ambassadors from Malaysia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iran, and Libya participated in the meeting.

In 1990, the LTTE ethnically cleansed the Muslims out of Jaffna and other areas in Northern Province that was under their rein and most of the displaced Muslims lived for nearly 20 years in refugee camps in Puttalam in the Northwestern Province.