Colombo: External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Wednesday flew from by chopper to Kilinochchi on way to Jaffna in the northern province of Sri Lanka to meet ethnic Tamils.
He will gift medical equipment to the district general hospital at Kilinochchi on the third day of his four-day visit after fruitful official talks on Tuesday with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister DM Jayarathna and his counterpart GL Peiris in this scenic capital.
"Krishna will hand over a school repaired with Indian financial assistance at Sivapathakalaiyagam near Kilinochchi and proceed to Jaffna for a luncheon meeting with northern province governor Maj Gen (retd) GA Chandrasiri," an Indian High Commission official said in Colombo.
In the post-armed conflict era, India has been engaged in the rehabilitation of about 300,000 Tamil-speaking minorities who have been living in camps set up for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the northern, central and eastern provinces....more
01:04 PM, Jan 18, 2012