Conducts Briefings to Southern Travelers Arriving in Jaffna at EPS
[Updated :: 2010-11-03
the convenience of visitors from the south to Jaffna and also to
help preserve the cultural values and identity of the peninsula,
Psychological Operations Branch and Civil Affairs Office of the
Headquarters Security Forces -Jaffna (SF-J) commenced a programme
to educate people entering Jaffna through Elephant Pass (EPS).
Necessity arose to educate outsiders arriving in Jaffna on holiday
and pilgrimage after some observations were brought to the notice
of Commander SF-J Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe about inapt
behaviour of a handful of visitors due to their unawareness of ethics,
cultural values and administrative procedures of some visiting places.
this programme, soldiers attached to the Task Force 7 distribute
handbills among commuters free of charge at EPS, the gateway to
Jaffna in addition to a brief awareness lecture if requested. The
leaflet educates the crowds on cultural practices of the local community,
behavioural guidance for visitors during stay in Jaffna and a map
of access routes to locations of tourist and religious interest.
leaflet alerts the visitors especially on mine-threatened lands,
environment conservation, road traffic guidance, behaviour at religious
and public places, and own security.