Excellency Crete Lochen, Norwegian Ambassador to Sri Lanka during
her visit to Jaffna on Friday (28) took an update on Army’s role
in post-conflict Jaffna from the Commander Security Forces – Jaffna
Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe.
team comprised the ambassador and Ms Vibeke Pippi G. Soegaard,
the Counsellor of the Royal Norwegian Embassy.
SF-J gave a full account on the welfare programmes initiated by
the Army for destitute families in Jaffna including the housing
project and livelihood promoting projects in effect targeting
low income families and Ex-LTTE members and their families.
Maj. Gen. Hathurusinghe explained the rapid development programmes
being augmented in the peninsula by the government and Army’s
involvement in those projects. He also described about healthy
relations being maintained between the Army and civil community
in Jaffna to the visiting diplomats who appreciated the Army’s
commitment shown to raise the life standard in Jaffna.