World Bank, ADB, IMF meet LTTE in Kilinochchi
A team of representatives of the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations Development Plan met S.P. Thamilchelvan, head of the political division of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, at the LTTE's Peace Secretariat in Kilinochchi last Monday, TamilNet quoted unnamed sources in the Vanni as saying.

The International Aid groups' representatives discussed matters relating to the progress of on-going projects undertaken by their respective organizations, and the humanitarian needs of resettlement, rehabilitation and reconstruction in the Northeast.

The representatives said after the meeting that they agreed on the importance of an effective interim administration for the Northeast, given the urgency of meeting the humanitarian needs of resettlement, rehabilitation and reconstruction, TamilNet said. The visiting team comprised Jeremy Carter, Senior Resident Representative of the IMF, Miguel Bermeo, Resident Representative of the UNDP, John R. Cooney, Country Director of the ADB and Mr. Peter Harrold, Country Director for World Bank in Sri Lanka.

Mr. Thamilchelvan briefed the visiting team on the current status of the interim administration proposals and noted the sense of disappointment and frustration in the minds of the Tamil people regarding the non-implementation of the various articles in the Ceasefire Agreement (CFA) signed by the government and the LTTE.

The rationale of the articles in the CFA was to alleviate the hardships of the Tamil people and bring about normalcy in their lives, TamilNet quoted Mr. Thamilchelvan as saying.

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