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Hilary, Krishna wants IDPs resettled fast

The United States and India on Friday agreed on the importance of resettling Sri Lanka’s Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Robert Blake told journalists that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and India’s External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna during a bilateral meeting in New York touched on the IDP situation in Sri Lanka.

“They touched on the situation in Sri Lanka, where I think we have very similar views. The US, particularly I think both of us agree on the importance of Sri Lanka resettling almost 300,000 internally displaced people who remain in the camps,” Blake said.

Meanwhile, during meeting with Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama late last week, Krishna had emphasized the need to speed up the Sri Lankan government’s resettlement programme.. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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