Defence Minister Visits Jaffna
:: 2011-10-12 18:10:15 Hours]
Hon. Tholhath Ibrahim, Minister of Defence and National Security
of Maldives who is on a four day visit in Sri Lanka arrived in Jaffna
Wednesday (12) morning.
The visiting Minister with his team of Diplomatic and military officials
was received by the General Officer Commanding 51 Division Brigadier
Piyal Wickramarathne at the Palaly airport.
Later, he was enlightened on the present security situation and
development activities initiated by the government in Jaffna during
a briefing conducted at the Security Force Headquarters Jaffna auditorium.
Then the team visited Keeramalai houses constructed under the government’s
project of 100 houses built by Jaffna soldiers within 8 days for
civilians in the peninsula. Hon. Tholhath Ibrahim appreciated Army’s
role in Jaffna when he went to see Thelippalai Mahajana College
where Army personnel are constructing a three storied building with
financial assistance provided by Secretary Defence Mr. Gotabhaya
Maldivian Minister also visited the public library, old Dutch fort
and the Gurunagar jetty in Jaffna.