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PM assures Lanka of all support for resettlement of IDPs

[PTI, Saturday, 18 July 2009 10:01 No Comment]

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

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