India’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Ashok K. Kantha said that the expeditious implementation of the recommendations of the LLRC will mark a major step forward in the process of national reconciliation.
“India will continue to support moves towards an early political settlement of the ethnic issue and other initiatives to build a caring society which ensures a life of equality, justice, self respect and dignity to all citizens,” the Indian High Commissioner said in a message to mark India’s Independence Day today.
He said that India believes that the end of the armed conflict presents an unprecedented opportunity to build a better future for all the people of Sri Lanka.
He also said that there has been impressive progress towards the resettlement of the IDPs and reconstruction in war ravaged areas.
Meanwhile, after huge delays, the US $ 270 million Indian housing project for displaced Tamils in Sri Lanka is now on track.
“The pilot phase of the project for construction of 1,000 houses has been completed. The next phase of the Indian Housing project for 43,000 housing units under the owner-driven mode in the Northern and Eastern provinces has been launched,” he said.