Help ’em

The government and LTTE are discussing a deal to help reconstruct rebel held North and East where more than two thirds of the tsunami displaced are living. The government and LTTE are discussing a deal to help reconstruct rebel held North and East where more than two thirds of the tsunami displaced are living. Humanitarian agencies operating in the area say the situation is grim with only limited food aid still reaching the areas.

Together with Sri Lanka’s top donors they are urging the government and the LTTE to help get reconstruction aid flowing to nearly 300,000 displaced people.

Helped by the Norwegians who are facilitating the peace process, the government and LTTE rebels are looking for a solution to an old problem.

How can reconstruction aid be distributed to areas under rebel control?

The rebel LTTE pulled out of peace talk’s nearly two years ago alleging benefits of peace were not reaching people living in areas under their control.

Analysts say the problem has not been solved.

The LTTE suggested they be given formal power to run affairs and development aid in their area through an interim governing s