Describing as a "high priority" the resettlement of Tamil people lodged in camps in Sri Lanka, the US on Wednesday said it was trying to make sure that the process happened in an "expeditious, humane and just fashion".
"The US makes it a high priority to make sure that these people are moved out of the camps. We have invested close to $80 million in 2008 and 2009 to make sure that the process happens in a quick, expeditious humane and just fashion," US Ambassador Tim Roemer told reporters in Chennai.
Roemer, who called on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, said the US was also working on de-mining operations in Sri Lanka to make it safer there. It was also involved in rebuilding of schools in the country.
"It is also the priority for the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister (Karunanidhi), he said.