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Tamil Expatriates Called To Assist Development

May 26, 2010 2:18:04 AM - thesundayleader.lk

In an official visit to the USA, Minister of External Affairs Prof. G. L. Peiris has called on the Tamil community all over the world to get involved in the rehabilitation process in Sri Lanka. Peiris, who is scheduled to meet Secretary of State Hilary Clinton on Friday made this comment to the BBC at the UN Headquarters in New York.

“Well as far as the diaspora are concerned our hope very much is that they would involve themselves constructively in the efforts that are now being made to rebuild the North and East of the country,” the BBC reported quoting the Minister.

The minister added that the government has been active in assisting the displaced civilians and much can be done by the international community to help with this process. Prof. Peiris also stated that since the end of the war, the economy has improved and so has the quality of life.