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Indian PM’s special envoys meet Rajapaksa

[PTI, Thursday, 21 May 2009 06:49 One Comment]

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s special envoys M K Narayanan and Shivshankar Menon today met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and sought a political solution to the Tamil question while offering help in the reconstruction effort following elimination of the LTTE.

National Security Adviser Narayanan and Foreign Secretary Menon, who arrived here yesterday, met Rajapaksa at a close door breakfast meeting at his Temple Trees residence.

Details of the meeting were not announced, but an official source said they discussed post-conflict reconstruction in Sri Lanka following the defeat of the LTTE.

The sources said India had offered help in the reconstruction effort while nudging the government for a political solution to the Tamil question as promised by the President himself in his address to parliament on Tuesday.

India has prepared a Rs 500 crore rehabilitation package for the displaced people in Sri Lanka.

Prime Minister has already announced a Rs 100-crore relief package for Lankan Tamils in addition to the Rs 25 crore aid given by Tamil Nadu government.

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  • fdimul said:

    Not all 500 crore aids will be distributed for rehabilitation of displaced Tamilians to their original land.

    Only some 50 crores would go to see the basic necessities in the concentration camps so that the media could be fooled.

    Some 200 crores could go to help the soldiers who took part in the genocides.

    Remaining 250 crores will go to the accounts of Rajapaksha and Indian leaders.

    Its time that international media enters inside the conflict zone or whatever you may call it…. rehabilitation zone.

    Srilanka is now in the job of erasing the evidences which show their use of chemical weapons and banned weapons.

    By force a entry should be made and the criminals should be brought to book for their war crimes.