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Jakarta Post

Time for rehabilitation: Envoy

  • Ary Hermawan

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, May 19 2009   /  12:02 pm

Nanda Mallawaarachchi: JP The Sri Lankan government will now concentrate on rehabilitating the Tamil civilians who suffered 25 years of civil war that finally ended Monday with the demise of the rebels’ top leader, the country’s ambassador to Indonesia said.    “I believe this is the time for the government to concentrate on rehabilitating internally displaced people, making them comfortable, bringing them back to their original place of living and giving them all the facilities they never enjoyed,” Ambassador Nanda Mallawaarachchi told The Jakarta Post Monday. The Indian Ocean Island nation victoriously announced earlier that its army had killed the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam’s top leader Velupillai Prabhakaran, whose death was deemed crucial in ending the war in which more than 70,000 people have died.    On Sunday, the rebel group offered to ...