Govt's re-settlement program:
C'wealth Secy Gen confident
Foreign Minister Bogollagama provided a detailed account on the
progress of rehabilitation and re-settlement programs outlined by the
Government during his meeting with Kamalesh Sharma, Secretary-General of
the Commonwealth on 5 June states a Foreign Ministry press release.
He said that highest priority has been given to improving conditions
of the IDPs, resettle the displaced at the earliest which would be an
integral part of the reconciliation process. While congratulating
Foreign Minister Bogollagama for the decisive defeat inflicted on the
LTTE, Secretary-General Sharma said that he is confident Sri Lanka will
move ahead with re-construction and reconciliation process.
The meeting offered an opportunity for Foreign Minister Bogollagama
and Secretary-General Sharma to exchange views on the forthcoming
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). He also reiterated Sri
Lanka's offer to host CHOGM in Sri Lanka in 2011.
Their discussion also focussed on the methodology to be adopted for
the Ministerial meeting on terrorism, the situation in Fiji and the
Secretary-General informed that a new set of dates is being worked out
to re-schedule the recently postponed Commonwealth Ministerial Action
Group (CMAG) meeting.