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Tamil Diaspora urged to support North East rehabilitation

May 25, 2010 12:10:15 PM - itnnews.lk

External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L.Peiris has urged the Tamil Diaspora worldwide to get involved in the rehabilitation process after the end of the conflict.

Speaking from UN headquarters in New York, Professor Peiris told BBC News that the Sri Lankan Government was stepping up its effort to rehabilitate displaced Tamil people.

Well as far as the Diaspora is concerned their hope very much is that they would involve themselves constructively in the efforts that are now being made to rebuild the north and the east of the country.

There is a great deal of valuable work for them to do and the whole thrust of the government’s initiative is inclusive. The Sri Lankan Government wants to involve the people of the North and the East and the Diaspora.

Professor Peiris said an economic renaissance was improving people’s lives all over Sri Lanka.

A kind of economic renaissance, a revival of economic life is being witnessed in those regions which had been affected by the war.

Minister Peiris is scheduled to meet Secretary of State Hilary Clinton on Friday.

Yesterday he met the UN Chief Ban Ki-moon. During his current visit to the US, Prof. Peiris will also address leading US foreign policy think tanks during this visit.