Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Muslim legislators express support for JM

The Muslim Ministers and Deputy Ministers of the Government today met with the President to discuss further the proposed Tsunami Relief Council (JM). This was one in a series of several meetings held for this purpose during the past month.

They asserted that the Muslim people of the North and East do not have a requirement for such a Council to undertake its reconstruction work. Yet, they unanimously expressed their understanding of the need and their support for such an arrangement, in order to obtain the participation of representatives of all the peoples affected by the tsunami, including the LTTE in the humanitarian work and reconstruction process.