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By India Sri Aravinda and Lakna Paranamana                                                    VIDEO


Bollywood star Vivek Oberoi, speaking to Daily Mirror online, praised the IDP resettlement process undertaken by the government and said that the doubts and concerns he had were cleared following his visit to the North.

The actor, who visited Vavuniya yesterday to witness the mass wedding of 53 former LTTE couples, said both the Tamil community and the Sri Lankan government needs to slowly build trust and faith with each other and noted that both sides are working towards that in order to achieve permanent peace.

“When I came for the IIFA awards I had my own doubts. I had concerns because there were so many IDPs. You hear about their conditions in the camps. But I was glad to see that just a fifth of them remain to be rehabilitated. Out of some 280 thousand just about 50,000 remain,” he told Daily Mirror online on the sidelines of the mass wedding.

The only way the Sri Lankan government can win the favor of the Tamil people is by conducting programs like the mass wedding, Oberoi further added.

“It is going to be difficult. It’s not going to be easy. Thirty years of war, 30 years of scars, conflicts. These wounds will take time to heal. There is a lot of things people back home view with suspicion and I completely understand the suspicion of the people because they are not sure,” the Indian actor said.

“When I personally came and saw the massive reconstruction work, the rehabilitation programs to see the amount of undertaking the people are doing, by the time the people start experiencing it and settling in there will be a goodwill that will start developing and I think this beautiful country will finally get a much deserves peace,” he said.  (Daily Mirror online)

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  • Monday, 14 June 2010 11:51 AM

    Dividents of the investment for IIFA.

    Monday, 14 June 2010 11:55 AM

    I'm really impressed with this guy Oberoi. When those so called super stars boycotted the IIFA, this guy came forward and did a tremondous job. We should hold placcards for him during the ASIA CUP and show that we Sri Lankans always appericiate the good things done to us.
    No matter what party you are in and what nationality or ethinity lets praise this guy Oberoi.
    Also we have to have banners such as " Say No to SRK, Rai and bachchan and a big yes to Oberoi."

    Monday, 14 June 2010 12:03 PM

    Vivek Oberoi is a genuine guy. I remember when tsunami hit south india he is the first bollywood actor to come forward and sponsered a small village in order to build houses on his own expense. He is enjoying helping needy.
    Keep up your goodwork Vivek.

    Monday, 14 June 2010 12:08 PM

    Aney Oberoi can you please go home and mind the issues of your own country. We can look after ours.

    Monday, 14 June 2010 12:16 PM

    Start more and more development and rehabilitation in N&E.
    Bring more loud mouths of Tamil Nadu to see for them selves.
    Seeing is believing!!!!

    Monday, 14 June 2010 01:24 PM

    What does he know? He is an actor who gets paid to read lines.

    Monday, 14 June 2010 01:41 PM

    Good for next lankan MP


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