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PM assures Lanka of all support for IDPs` resettlement

Last Updated: Saturday, July 18, 2009 - 14:37

Colombo: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
has assured Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa of all
support for resettlement of the Tamil civilians, displaced due
to fighting between security forces and the LTTE in the north.

During an interaction shortly after the conclusion of
the 15th Non-Aligned Summit at Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt on
Thursday, Singh told Rajapaksa that he had won the war against
the LTTE and can now also win the peace.

"President Rajapaksa thanked India for the
understanding it had shown in the need to defeat the terrorism
of the LTTE, the assistance it had already given in bringing
relief to the IDPs and the offer of continued support in this
regard," an official release said here.

President Rajapaksa also hailed the strong support
extended to Sri Lanka in the Special Session of the UN Human
Rights Council in Geneva recently, it said.

"His (Rajapaksa`s) enormous talent should help solve
the long drawn out issue in Sri Lanka permanently," Singh told
the Rajapaksa.

Singh said he had the highest confidence in
Rajapaksa`s capability in resolving the tasks presented in the
post- conflict situation in Sri Lanka, as he had a clear
vision of what has to be done in the current situation, the
release said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, July 18, 2009 - 14:37

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