India has asked Sri Lanka to expedite the construction of houses for internally displaced persons (IDPs) as part of the rehabilitation process and the latter has promised to take it up after the monsoon period, Indian Union home minister P Chidambaram said today.
India had conveyed this message during the recent visit of Sri Lankan Mahinda Rajapakse to India, Chidambaram told reporters here after meeting Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi.
As part of its efforts in the reconstruction of the war-torn areas of Sri Lanka, India has announced construction of 50,000 houses for the IDPs in the northern and eastern provinces of that nation.
"We had urged that there should be significant progress in this matter and Rajapakse has assured that the work will be taken up after monsoon," Chidambaram said.
To a query on Sri Lankan navy's action against Tamil Nadu fishermen, he said one person was killed in an attack by their navy and nine persons arrested (for transgressing into their maritime boundary) this year. (PTI)
comming clours no good we can see an good game verry soon
Phil Sunday, 07 November 2010 10:37 AM
Union home minister P Chidambaram needs to understand that political solution to the ethnic problem should be given the priority before town planning.
Arther Sunday, 07 November 2010 10:10 AM
Well said. '' He who pays the piper calls the tune''
Above the crowd Sunday, 07 November 2010 07:57 AM
You sh.. in your own back yard, clean it up first.
dpl Sunday, 07 November 2010 06:07 AM
the man of greedy of power.please do not come to srilanka.no one want the unwanted element.
dpl Sunday, 07 November 2010 05:42 AM
the home minister you are a mouth peace of delihi govt.there is no place in srilanka mr chambradm. even tamil nadu.
alex Sunday, 07 November 2010 02:19 AM
Govt. is not ready for housing scheme for the IDPs, let them to do.
Thomas Saturday, 06 November 2010 04:17 PM
Who is paying for building the houses?, if India pays they can question Lanka, if paid by Lanka, India has NO BUSINESS TO TELL US WHAT TO DO.
Above the crowd Saturday, 06 November 2010 01:28 PM
Tell India to clean up their own back yard.
idroos Saturday, 06 November 2010 09:35 AM
I feel the time has come for india to stop its hegemonic ambitions in sri lanka and shut up for good
Smart Aleck Saturday, 06 November 2010 12:30 PM
The height of cheek by Indian Jokers.
Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 06 November 2010 12:02 PM
The Big Brother telling the small brother ( or is it sister?) what to and what not to do. This is a result nof India worshipping by our governments.
Teng Saturday, 06 November 2010 12:00 PM
He.. he.. India... try to reach our country rank in human development index..if any assist ask from SL..
Powerless Saturday, 06 November 2010 11:35 AM
As everyone is for development and rehabilitation and not for any political solution, let us stick with China, the most powerful country economically, and militarily (in the near future)
xlntgson Saturday, 06 November 2010 11:19 AM
Both Sinhala and Tamil politicians shouldn't rush to India for help, then!
Dheen Saturday, 06 November 2010 10:36 AM
This is in response to the President's visit to China. Though India says that she does not wish to interfere in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka all our activities are very closely monitored by her as India is playing a crucial match with China, the venue being Sri Lanka and she wants to win the match at any cost. But chums, a match is always a game of chance!
Abdul Razeen Saturday, 06 November 2010 10:28 AM
Some genuine help would be helpful and appreciated, rather than simply telling us what to do.
dutugamunu Saturday, 06 November 2010 10:05 AM
what Indian's can do anyway !!! as you'll might know Indian's will talk no action ..... who case ... lets short our matters our way !!!
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