COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Former U.S. presidents George H. Bush and Bill Clinton arrived in Sri Lanka Monday as part of a tour of areas hit by the Indian Ocean tsunami.
After arriving in Colombo, they met President Chandrika Kumaratunga for talks in which they were expected to discuss relief operations and long-term aid, the BBC reported.
The two presidents were due to travel to the district of Matara, 100 miles south of Colombo, to see reconstruction and trauma counseling funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development.
They began their four-nation tour Saturday in Thailand and continued on to Indonesia's Aceh province Sunday. At an Aceh refugee camp, Clinton promised to return within a few months in his new capacity as a special U.N. envoy.
The two former leaders warned that as much as $4 billion in aid was needed, in addition to $7 billion already raised privately and by governments around the world. They also said they wanted to make sure the fund would be spent properly.
They are scheduled to end their four-nation tour Tuesday in the Maldives.