Oct 01, Colombo: Defence Secretary of Sri Lanka Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says that no other country in the world has achieved rapid post war development like Sri Lanka.
Rajapaksa, during an event in Kilinochchi, has said that Sri Lanka is the only country in the world to have achieved rapid development following a war that lasted for over 30 years and the country, the President and the security forces faced many challenges to achieve this development.
He has explained that there were no more refugees in the country with the completion of the resettlement programme in the North.
He observed that the government had also taken steps to rehabilitate former LTTE cadres to re-integrate them to society while also assisting their families. "There are now only less than 200 persons being rehabilitated," he added.
According to Rajapaksa, 80 percent of the de-mining work in the North has been completed.
Referring to the construction and renovation of houses, he noted that over 6,000 houses have been constructed and an estimated 7,000 houses repaired or renovated for use.
During his visit to Kilinochchi Friday Secretary Rajapaksa declared open the newly constructed Kovil at the Mahadewa Ashram Children's Home in Kilinochchi. The kovil had been destroyed by the Tamil Tiger terrorists when the region was under their control.