The UN Resident Coordinator for Sri Lanka Subinay Nandy, said the humanitarian community together with the Government of Sri Lanka provided timely action to resettle over 480,000 IDPs within four years from the end of armed conflict in 2009 and provided necessary humanitarian and early recovery assistance.
He said this to mark World Humanitarian Day today which was commemorated in Sri Lanka by the United Nations and the broader humanitarian community together with the Government of Sri Lanka, members of the diplomatic corps and the people of Sri Lanka at the UN compound. Senior government officials, heads of missions, heads of UN agencies and INGOs attended the event.
“it is time for less talk and more action”. he said.
S.B. Divaratne, Secretary to the Presidential Task Force for Resettlement, Development and Security particularly commended the contribution and teamwork by the humanitarian relief workers, international community and donors “with absolute gratefulness” for assisting the Government of Sri Lanka in providing speedy recovery and resettlement for the people affected by the armed conflict and natural disasters.
He anticipates continuing and strengthening that team effort through conducting a joint needs assessment to identify the residual humanitarian needs in the country. (Colombo Gazette)