P-TOMS receives belated praise from Clinton

[TamilNet, Saturday, 16 July 2005, 17:15 GMT]
Although Sri Lanka's aid deal, the Post Tsunami Operations Management Structure (P-TOMS), is engulfed in crisis with extreme Sinhala nationlists and Muslim groups opposing the deal, Sri Lanka President's official website quoted former US President, Bill Clinton, as saying, "problems between Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims have been now solved and they are working well together for tsunami recovery," and that the task forces established for post-tsunami rehabilitation must be kept for future disaster management.

George HW Bush, Bill Clinton, US ex-presidents visit Sri LankaSri Lanka's Supreme court also has issued a stay order to ascertain if the deal has violated Sri Lanka's constitution.

The Panel Discussion, "Lessons learnt from recent Indian Ocean tsunami disaster," led by President William J Clinton, UN Special Envoy for tsunami recovery, was held at the UN's Economic and Social Council in New York Friday.

Representatives from several UN agencies and countries affected by the tsunami made presentations, the report said.

"President Kumaratunga has lost her husband, father and was blinded herself in an attack, all stemming from political violence...Although she is a victim of violence she has now extended the hand of non-violence. She needs your support," the website said quoting Mr.Clinton.


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