India, Lanka for expeditious resettlement of Tamils with dignity

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Thimphu (Bhutan), Apr.28 (ANI): Indian External Affairs Minister S M Krishna met his Sri Lankan counterpart G L Peiris have called for the expeditious rehabilitation and resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) with dignity.

Sources said that Peiris informed Krishna that out of the 300,000 IDPs, 240,000 had been moved out of the rehabilitation camps.

Both leaders also resolved to increase the content and depth of bilateral ties and noted that there should be a sense of participation and equality among all ethnic groups.

They met on the sidelines of the SAARC Council of Ministers meeting here.

Krishna congratulated Peiris on his appointment as Sri Lanka's new foreign minister and also for the peaceful conduct of the April 8 general elections in which the ruling UPFA registered an impressive win. (ANI)

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