direct funding to the LTTE says World Bank
The World Bank on
Thursday, February 12, ruled out direct funding to the LTTE for
reconstruction work in the North and East of Sri Lanka. The LTTE had
requested for direct funding from the international community citing the
present political situation in the South as not being conducive for
World Bank country
director Peter Harold said the international community was unable to give
money directly to the LTTE and the funding could only be carried out through
officially recognized channels.
community has made it abundantly clear that it cannot disburse directly to
the LTTE so long as they are not a recognized structure”, Harold said.
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Date: February 13, 2004 -