Building Bridges

Finance Minister K N Choksy told a Norwegian Aid delegation headed by Olav Kjorven, Deputy Minister of Development Cooperation that a systematic framework was necessary after the government signed an indefinite truce agreement with the LTTE recently.

rnHe said the Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconciliation framework, also known as the lquote Triple R document
quote will be presented at the Development Forum meeting in Paris this year.

rnldblquote This document is in its final stages and it has been prepared in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders, comprising of a large number of governmental, non governmental and donor agencies,
dblquote he said.

rnHe said most families living in these areas earned an income less than Rs. 1,000 per month. ldblquote Hospitals, schools, roads and transport both of civilians and goods are in a bad shape and the Triple R document will cover how we plan to address these issues.
dblquote

rnTreasury Secretary Charitha Ratwatte said the plan would also focus on