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Members of CPA UK Arrives in Jaffna
[Updated :: 2010-10-20 15:01:20 Hours]

A UK Parliamentary delegation on an official visit in the island these days arrived in Jaffna on Wednesday (20.10.2010) to get first hand knowledge on development and humanitarian projects in effect in the Jaffna peninsula.

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK (CPA) delegation headed by Rt. Hon. Paul Murphy, Member of UK Parliament representing the Labour Party was received by Brigadier B.C.J.A.F. Rodrigo, Brigadier General Staff Security Forces Jaffna (SF-J) on their arrival at the SF-J Headquarters.

During a briefing on the present situation in Jaffna conducted by Brig. Rodrigo at the SF-J auditorium, members of the CPA were keen in learning about de-mining and resettlement programmes being carried out by the Army in association with other foreign agencies and Jaffna Civil Administration authorities.

The delegation was pleased about the effort taken by the SF-J to improve standard of the Jaffna community life and assistance extended by the Sri Lanka Army for the development work mooted by the Sri Lankan government. After attending the briefing, the team visited many locations in Jaffna.

The CPA-UK delegation comprised Rt. Hon. Paul Murphy, Hon. Stephen Hammond, Hon. David Amess, Lord Dholakia, Hon. Mrs. Helen Grant, Rt. Hon. Lord Grocott, Hon. Ms. Fiona O'Connor, Ms. Emma Reynolds, Lord Sheik, Mr. Andrew Tuggey, the Secretary CPA- UK Branch, and Mr. Hatty Cooper, Secretary to the Delegation.

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