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Swiss Ambassador Pledges Support for Jaffna Development Work
[Updated :: 2011-03-14 17:50:05 Hours]

A three-member diplomatic team from Swiss Embassy in Sri Lanka headed by Ambassador His Excellency Thomas Litscher met Commander Security Forces – Jaffna (SF-J) Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe Monday (14) morning to exchange views on present development activities taking place in Jaffna.

Having being welcomed at the Headquarters SF-J by the Commander SF-J, Ambassador His Excellency Thomas Litscher, Programme Manager Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Mr. Martin Studer and Project Manager SDC Ms. Genevieve Contesse were enthusiastic in learning more about de-mining activities presently going on prior to resettlement in Jaffna.

Commander SF-J during his briefing gave a detailed account of accelerated de-mining programme, government’s development activities for Jaffna and involvement of Sri Lanka Army in those development work and most significantly, present security situation in Jaffna.

The Swiss ambassador, appreciating security measures in effect and development work in the peninsula, pledged Maj. Gen. Hathurusinghe of his extensive support in constructing houses for the homeless, promoting livelihood and other humanitarian projects for Jaffna people in future too.

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