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EU aid for North and East

Jun 18, 2010 7:59:24 AM - itnnews.lk

The European Union has allocated 8.4 billion rupees as aid to Sri Lanka mostly for the war ravaged areas in the North and East.

An EU statement said the programme will mainly focus on medium-term assistance in the North and East of the country. It said the aid is the second part of the EU Country Strategy for Sri Lanka spanning the 2007-2013 period, for new operations to be committed in the period between 2011 and 2013.

EU supports positive developments towards peace, consolidation and reconciliation. The EU said its planned projects will follow onto those done under the first programme during 2007-2010 and complement emergency relief provided by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Office.