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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 78

Without peace, the tsunami reconstruction hampered.

[b]Without peace, the tsunami reconstruction hampered.[/b]

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

[b]Colombo, 13 October,([/b] Visiting United Nations Under-Secretary-General (USG) for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) Jan Egeland believes that the tsunami reconstruction would end within next year, but peace is important element to achieve a progress in these relief and reconstruction works.

Speaking to media in Colombo on Wednesday, he said without peace the reconstruction works may be hampered or delayed.

He pointed out that government’s buffer zone ban was one of the key reasons for delay in the reconstruction activities in the Tsunami devastated areas.

At present over 100 international NGOs and International Agencies are working with the government in the reconstruction works.

Commenting on the tsunami early warning system, he told that the UN expects to set up an early warning system with the help of foreign governments and the government of Sri lanka .

Jan Egeland pointed out “The last few weeks have again reminded us all of the power of nature to bring great loss, suffering and destruction to the people of the world.”

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