- Published on Tuesday, 07 August 2012 13:17
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A nine member UK Parliamentary delegation which is on a six day visit to Sri Lanka has commended the rehabilitation and resettlement process in the post conflict areas.
The head of the delegation Conservative, MP James Wharton, said they were highly impressed with the ongoing rehabilitation process and the development activities in the North and the East.
He said that during their visit to the Northern and Eastern provinces, they witnessed large scale development projects being implemented by the government.
The delegation said that the government is more focused on reconstructing the North and the East making the region economically and socially vibrant. Also stated, they were able to travel to all corners of these two regions and got an opportunity to talk with resettled people, fisherman and farmers in the North and East.
They have found that the government has given the priority to infrastructure development to facilitate the development of the production and services sectors. The livelihoods of the people of the North and East have been improved, new job opportunities have been created together with opportunities in the economic and social and cultural sectors, and described these developments as positive signs of the reconciliation process.
The delegation also said that the time has come for Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom to build a strong economic relationship. (niz)