UK should help Sri Lanka- Lord Naseby
"As we look to the future, the key for us in the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />UK is to hopefully provide some meaningful resources to help with resettlement and to cease lecturing," in a letter of congratulations to President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the successful defeat of the LTTE.
Lord Naseby in a letter, congratulated President Mahinda Rajapaksa for defeating LTTE terrorism that had held Sri Lanka to ransom for 26 years. Writing to the president shortly after the historic victory of the Sri Lankan armed forces against terrorism, the leading conservative member of the British House of Lords and former Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons has also stated that the UK should provide meaningful help to Sri Lanka for resettlement of the displaced.
Lord Naseby is at present the chairmen of the all-party British- Sri Lanka group.
Here is the text of Lord Naseby's letter to President Rajapaksa:
"Dear Mr. President
It is with a huge sense of relief that I congratulate you on the success of your armed forces in defeating the Tamil Tigers who have held Sri Lanka to ransom for 26 years.
Like you I have lived through this terrible saga, but it took someone of your strength of character to devise a clear strategy and the leadership to implement it.
I do not think I have ever done so many radio, press and television interviews supporting this cause but I did it willingly as I have always believed in a United Sri Lanka. As we look to the future, the key for us in the UK is to hopefully provide some meaningful resources to help with resettlement and to cease lecturing.
On a personal basis I share with you both the joy of success but also the sorrow for the valiant members of your armed forces who died is the conflict.
May I and your friends here wish all Sri Lankans peace and prosperity in developing your beautiful country.
Lord Naseby a Conservative peer and chairman of the all-party British-Sri Lanka group has stated that LTTE does not represent the Tamils and either they should surrender or face the risk of being wiped out."
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