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Rajapaksa lauds Lanka’s success in rehabilitation

Sri Lanka has done the best job in the world of resettling internally displaced persons and rehabilitating militant youth, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said on Friday.

world Updated: Jun 05, 2010 00:08 IST
Sutirtho Patranobis

Sri Lanka has done the best job in the world of resettling internally displaced persons (IDPs) and rehabilitating militant youth, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said on Friday.

“What we have achieved in terms of rehabilitation of those misled youth, and the resettlement of the IDPs, is far superior to any such exercise anywhere in the world,” Rajapaksa told at a business conference related to the ongoing International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards.

Rajapaksa’s views on resettlement were echoed by former minister of external affairs and Congress MP, Shashi Tharoor. Tharoor commended Sri Lanka’s efforts in resettlement and rehabilitation. He added that India also wants proper rehabilitation for the displaced.

Friday’s conference was attended by a group of Indian enterprises largely from New Delhi.