The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association of the UK has asserted that all parties in the United Kingdom stand by the President of Sri Lanka and are ready to help the country.
The visiting parliamentary delegation from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, headed by Labour MP Paul Murphy me the President at Temple Trees yesterday. Mr. Murphy said they are happy that terrorism has gone away from this island; that reconstruction, rejuvenation and reconciliation is the order of the day. The delegation said that they earlier arrived in Kilinochchi when terrorism was rife. However, the situation today has completely changed.
The President clarified to the deputation the situation prevailing in the North. He pointed out to them the relief granted to the Northern polity as well as the development that is taking place in the region. The discussion which lasted about 45 minutes dealt on several matters President Rajapaksa further explained to the delegation that people in the North need most are the essentials, such as water, electricity, schools, health services, and education and the Tamil people desire development among the basic necessities. Several Parliamentarians were present at this meeting.