PM assures Lanka of all support for IDPs` resettlement
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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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