Rajapaksa’s re-election good for Tamil areas progress
Apr 16, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Describing the January 26 presidential and the April 8 parliamentary polls as "important signs of progress", a top Sri Lankan diplomat said President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s success in both elections would speed up development of Tamil dominated areas in the country.
"President Rajapaksa’s re-election means that development programmes in Northern and Eastern Sri Lanka will not only continue, but expand," Sri Lankan ambassador to the US Jaliya Wickramasuriya has said.
"At long last the fight against terrorism has been won and signs of stability and future development are everywhere," he said in a statement in Washington.