Clinton displays continued concern

[August 11, 2005 - 9.00 GMT]

Former US President Bill Clinton telephoned President Chandrika Kumaratunga early this week to enquire about the progress of Sri Lanka’s recovery efforts after the December 26th tragedy.

During the course of the conversation President Clinton told Kumaratunga, “You have changed reality. It is now difficult for anybody else to turn back the clock. I understand the pain and loss that you have had to face.”

While talking about her peace efforts President Clinton said, “I know it was with great difficulty you stood by your convictions and I admire your courage. I use you as an example when talking to other leaders who have conflicts within their communities.”

President Clinton assured Kumaratunga he will continue to help Sri Lanka construct more permanent dwellings for tsunami affected families with the special funds allocated to him in his capacity as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery.













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Last Updated Date: August 11, 2005 - 9.00 GMT


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