Source : – SBS Radio News Features
The Sri Lankan government has begun what it calls a dialogue with the large Sri Lankan Tamil communities living overseas, hoping they will help to rebuild the war-shattered northern parts of the country.
Senior government ministers and other officials have held talks in Colombo with a delegation comprising members of the Tamil diaspora communities in Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Norway and Switzerland.
The talks came amid what the government has described as the final stage of a major military offensive to crush a decades-old separatist campaign by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
The diaspora delegation was led by an Australian Tamil newspaper editor, Dr. Noel Nadesan, who told Lindsey Arkley he’s already angered some Tamils in Australia by publishing anti-LTTE remarks.