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Clinton calls Rajapaksa, presses for political solution

[PTI, Thursday, 21 May 2009 19:22 One Comment]

HillaryClinton001_77537_200 US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today pressed the need for political reconciliation in Sri Lanka after the end of the three decade long civil war in that country.

Clinton made a telephone call to President Mahinda Rajapaksa, days after Sri Lanka announced the defeat of the LTTE and the killing of its leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran.

During her conversation, the Secretary of State called for political reconciliation in the country marred by decades of ethnic conflict.

Rajapaksa has maintained that the end of the military operation against the LTTE will be followed by a political solution to the conflict, which will include a law for devolving powers to Tamil-dominated areas.

Hillary expressed concern over the humanitarian situation in the northern parts of the country, where the total number of people displaced due the conflict has reached 280,000 in last several months.

She asked Rajapaksa to allow international humanitarian agencies access to the areas where refugees are camped.

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  • fdimul said:

    Clinton is fooling the world by her call. She very well knows that her call will not be adhered to.

    All Tamilians by now know that no one will come to their rescue and that this world is a barbaric world forcing innocent people to become brutal and barbaric.

    Gods wrath will befall all these people who though having powers to act are silent and are shedding crocodile tears.

    There job is over when they make a request call to Rajapaksha people know that behind their call they tacitly go on supporting the genocides. Infact the call it seems is to go fast on the genocides because whenever there is a call there is more brutal killings and rapings in North Srilanka.