South Africa will support reconstruction efforts - FM
South Africa yesterday reiterated that no support is given to LTTE
proxies to establish what they termed as a Transitional Government from
South African soil.
Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama said the visiting South African
Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana Mashbane assured that the South African
Government will not permit pro LTTE elements and proxies to operate from
Addressing a joint media briefing at the Foreign Ministry, the
Minister said their discussion focussed on how bilateral relations could
be enhanced in the fields of trade, investment, education and
South African Foreign Minister Mashbane said that her country assured
the fullest support to the Government's resettlement and reconstruction
effort in the aftermath of the 30 years' protracted conflict.
Mashbane, a former South African High Commissioner to Sri Lanka
stressed that her country has vast experience in dealing with post
conflict and they are ready to share them with Sri Lanka.
"I visited the welfare centres where the people displaced by the
terrorist atrocities have been provided accommodation. I saw children
studying in classes.
"The Government has already resettled a large number of displaced
people," she said.
She said South Africa is ready to extend its fullest cooperation to
Sri Lanka in relation to the post conflict recovery and reconstruction