Megan Foster, Counsellor of the Canadian High Commission in Colombo
and Ms Esther Van Nes, the first secretary had a discussion with
Commander Security Forces Jaffna (SF-J) Major General Mahinda
Hathurusinghe on Tuesday, December 4th at Headquarters SF-J Palaly.
They got an
update on the security situation of the region during the meeting.
Elaborating on the role of the Army in post war Jaffna, Maj. Gen.
Hathurusinghe explained how the Army is involved in Jaffna development
was enlightened on welfare projects launched by the Army for the
betterment of civilians and assistance given to ex-LTTE combatants
to find self –employment and enhance their economy.
He also said
that Army is gradually handing over the properties of civilians
occupied by the troops and many such properties have already been
handed over to their owners. Constructing of new military camps
in government lands for the remaining troops is progressing in