Canada encouraged by progress at Sri Lankan IDP camps

Canada's International Co-operation Minister Bev Oda arrived in Sri Lanka on the 3rd of August 2009. She was on an official visit to asses the condition of the displaced, and the camps they resided in.

Oda told reporters that she was encouraged by what she saw at camps for displaced residents.

Canada.com
There are harsh, but acceptable conditions in the aftermath of a bloody civil war in Sri Lanka, International Co-operation Minister Bev Oda said after wrapping up a short visit to the war-torn country.

Oda said she was encouraged by what she saw at camps for displaced residents, and by what she heard from her meetings with senior government officials.
The government of Canada has also offered $15 million dollars to assist Sri Lanka with the displaced.

This was Oda's second visit to the island this year. Along with MP Deepak Obhrai, Oda is now the second Canadian MP to have visited the island.

Bob Rae remains the only Canadian MP to have been refused entry into Sri Lanka.

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