Military victories offer political opportunity to restore life, says Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee.
The minister's remarks follow his talks with President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo.
"I expressed our readiness to participate in the reconstruction of northern Sri Lanka so as to overcome the ravages of war," he said in a statement, according to Sri Lanka's Daily Mirror newspaper. (www.dailymirror.lk)
"We will be working together on a reconstruction plan for these areas which will involve infrastructure and other support," said Mr Mukherjee.
"We also reviewed the humanitarian situation as a result of the conflict.
"The Sri Lankan Government has reassured that they would respect the safe zones and minimize the effects of conflict on Tamil civilians," added the minister.