Admires Army’s Role in De-mining & Resettlement in Jaffna
[Updated :: 2010-10-12
member high ranking UN officials met Commander Security Forces –
Jaffna (SF-J) Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe at the SF-J Headquarters
Palaly to review the progress of de-mining process and resettlement
of displaced persons in Jaffna.
The delegation representing International Organization for Migration
(IOM) comprised Chief of Mission Mr. Richard Danziger, Head Early
Recovery/Livelihood Development Mr. Patrick Charignon and Project
Manager/Head of Sub Office Ms. Sophie Nuom.
Commander SF-J explained the progress of the de-mining presently
being carried out by the Army Engineers together with foreign de-mining
agencies and resettlement of displaced persons in their original
homesteads. He further educated the UN officials that only 333 families
are to be resettled in Jaffna with assistance of the Government
Agent as soon as de-mining is completed in Chalai and Thalaiadi
Pleased with the ongoing humanitarian projects by the Army in the
peninsula, IOM officials briefed Maj. Gen. Hathurusinghe of their
future plans including enhancing livelihood facilities and constructing
temporary shelters for the affected people in Jaffna to which the
SF-J Commander pledged fullest support.