Peace Funds

The Asian development bank said that it was prepared to offer a technical assistance loan to the government to draw up a blue print for assistance to the war ravaged areas of the country.rn

rnOther donors together with ADB on Friday submitted a comprehensive list of on going projects in the north and east to the authorities.rn

rnThey hope the submission will be the first step in putting together a development blue print for the areas.rn

rnA technical assistance for a re-development master plan could have a grant component as well as advice from experts on the field. rn

rnADB says an assessment of this type will be crucial before any mass lending could take place for re-development of the northern peninsular.rn

rnMeanwhile, developmental issues are said to be high on the agenda of peace talks between the government and LTTE.(LBR) rn