Ambassadors on Study Tour to Jaffna Meet Jaffna Commander
:: 2011-06-07 13:50:10 Hours]
A team of diplomats assigned to take over duties as Sri Lankan Ambassadors
and High Commissioners to seven countries with their staff assistants
arrived in Jaffna Tuesday (07) to learn new developments taking
place in the peninsula as a part of their induction tour before
Commander Security Forces - Jaffna (SF-J) Major General Mahinda
Hathurusinghe, after receiving the ambassadorial delegation, enlightened
them about fast development in Jaffna in the fields of education,
health, economy, socio-cultural, religious and infrastructure etc.
Gen. Hathurusinghe described the progress of de-mining and resettlement
with statistics to the visiting diplomats. Responding to questions
raised by the audience, SF-J Commander explained the involvement
of the Army that has changed from fighter image to protector image,
in the government-augmented development projects for Jaffna.
from that, the delegation was educated on welfare activities such
as award of scholarships, livelihood, economic and health promotion
programmes being carried out for Jaffna community by the Headquarters
SF-J. Maj. Gen. Hathurusinghe further said that he is delighted
to announce only 2.2% of the total minefields is yet to be cleared
and the process has been accelerated to ensure early and safe resettlement
of civilians in their original homesteads. It was revealed by the
SF-J Commander that only 325 families are left at the Ramavil IDP
(Internally Displaced Persons) welfare centre and they will also
be resettled towards the end of this month as soon as infrastructure
facilities in those areas are completed.
will spend two days in Jaffna visiting various places of cultural,
historical and religious importance.