Although he peremptorily claims: "We are the best fighters in the Horn of Africa; the Sudan is not a country that can destroy us", it is clear that Eritrea, which just emerged out of a 30 year war of independence cannot afford a new conflict.
Speaking at an event in Welioya yesterday to distribute land deeds to 3,000 farmer families in the Mahaweli L Zone, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the people of the north had suffered immensely as a result of the 30 year war.
This UNHRC Resolution against Sri Lanka is supposed to be about accountability issues related to the 30 year war against terrorism and about the pace in the implementation of the development and rehabilitation programs.
Meanwhile, the People's Bank has taken the initiative to build 50 houses to reinforce the life of the people of the North who have faced a dreadful 30 year war. This special housing scheme will be built along the Mannar - Medawachchiya road facing the Pumalanadan Grama Sevaka Divition and alongside the Madhu Church, and will be executed with the aid of the Ministry of Resettlement.
Employment opportunities and infrastructure facilities are the other important factors to be developed to improve the standard of living of the people who experienced a 30 year war which destroyed their life.
Colombo, June 28 -- Dr Kandeh Yumkella, Director General, UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development Organization visited Sri Lanka recently to see how UNIDO assistance would be utilized in the development and rehabilitation work in the North and East, an opportunity to observe lasting peace after a 30 year war that mauled the people of North and East.