Northern Railway reconstruction commences

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Northern Railway reconstruction commences

Northern Railway reconstruction commences

India's Minister of External Affairs ceremonially inaugurated the construction of the Northern Railway Lines on November 27.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the Indian Minister said India is committed to working with the Sri Lankan government towards the consolidation of peace, prosperity and development in Sri Lanka and for the further enrichment of bilateral ties between the two countries.
"Following the end of armed conflict in Sri Lanka last year, the development partnership between India and Sri Lanka has expanded significantly. Much of our initial assistance was for relief and rehabilitation as the Government of Sri Lanka addressed the challenges involved in resettling the nearly three lakh Internally Displaced Persons. As the task of resettlement proceeds, our assistance is moving into the areas of reconstruction in Northern and Eastern Sri Lanka where we aim to complement the efforts of the Government of Sri Lanka," he said.
The reconstruction of transport-related infrastructure would restore normal life, generate and support livelihood-related activities and also assist in restoring connectivity, not only within the Northern Province, but also with the rest of the country, thus promoting integration and reconciliation, he said.
Minister Krishna appreciated the cooperation extended by various agencies of the government, including the Ministry of Transport and Sri Lanka Railways, in developing the railways projects. "Continued cooperation between our agencies will be crucial for the timely completion of these projects. This cooperation is testimony to the strength of our cooperation and the enduring friendship that exists between our two countries and peoples," he said.
Courtesy : Presidential Media Unit http://www.defence.lk/

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