Delegation of Foreign Tri Service Senior Officers Visit Jaffna
:: 2011-06-04 10:10:15 Hours]
Commander Security Forces - Jaffna (SF-J) Major General Mahinda
Hathurusinghe on Friday (03.06.2011) briefed the present situation
in Jaffna to a team of foreign senior military officers on their
one day visit to Jaffna.
Subsequent to the three-day International Defence Symposium organized
by the Sri Lanka Army in Colombo, Indian-based Defence Attachés
representing 16 countries including Sri Lanka arrived in Jaffna
to get first hand knowledge on the present situation in post-conflict
Having presented a profile on Jaffna to visiting foreign tri service
senior officers, Maj. Gen. Hathurusinghe gave a detail account of
activities that were augmented by the Sri Lankan government and
the Army to ensure the civilians’ life in Jaffna safe and comfortable.
Commander SF-J described how the troops in Jaffna are working closely
with civil community towards regaining the former glory of the city
implementing various projects. Army’s involvement in government’s
development work, programmes initiated by the Security Forces Headquarters
- Jaffna to uplift livelihood, education, economy, shelter and health
of people in the peninsula were among the important subjects that
drew attention of the delegation during their meeting with SF-J
Attachés from Czech Republic, Ukraine, Kenya, Tanzania, Poland,
Oman, Nigeria, Maldives, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana, China, Japan,
India and Philippines were astounded to learn the progress of accelerated
de-mining process for early resettlement in the peninsula and were
concerned to know about early establishment of civil administration
in Jaffna. They were pleased to understand that economy in Jaffna
is flourishing with Gross Domestic Product increasing due to viable
situation in Jaffna and facilities provided by the government after
ushering of peace.
visited several places in Jaffna such as the public library, old
Dutch Fort and famous Nallur temple, and other areas where socio-cultural
and economic development is currently taking place.