By SOF Editor on Tue, 01/12/2010 - 11:13am
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said Tuesday that the government will spend billions of dollars this year to rebuild infrastructure in the war-shattered north and east.
He also is offering to consider political demands of the minority Tamil community, such as power sharing-arrangements in parliament and greater autonomy in Tamil dominated areas.
The promise comes just days after the president visited Jaffna in the north -- the heartland of the Tamils.
The government has taken other steps, in recent weeks, to improve conditions for Tamil civilians, who were affected by the military cam