President tells donors that a solution would be found to the problem of channelling aid to LTTE controled areas

Sri Lanka’s President Chandrika Kumaratunga told international donors that a solution would be found to the problem of channelling aid to the tsunami stricken areas controlled by the Tamil Tigers, a move that is strongly opposed by a coalition ally in her government. Sri Lanka’s President Chandrika Kumaratunga told international donors that a solution would be found to the problem of channelling aid to the tsunami stricken areas controlled by the Tamil Tigers, a move that is strongly opposed by a coalition ally in her government. A threatened pull-out from Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, her Marxist-nationalist coalition ally, together with public protests by extremist groupings connected to the party, managed to scuttle a deal with the tigers before a crucial donor conference, which started on May 16.

“In this country those of us who have agreed to take on responsibility need the courage to face up to the challenges perhaps from within, from the two extremes from our outside. The terroristic extreme from the north and the so called other extremes from the so-called south,” President Chandrika Kumaratunga told delegates at the Kandy forum.

The President said the country needs the support from the world, and from the brave Sri Lankans. “I know that the majority of m