ambassador in Colombo Dr. Morhard took an update of Jaffna security
situation when he met Commander Security Forces – Jaffna (SF-J)
Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe on Friday (10) at Palaly.
SF-J who explained the role of the Army in post war Jaffna revealed
that number of the troops deployed in the peninsula has been drastically
reduced since the end of the war in May 2009. He emphasized the
necessity of maintaining required number of troops in the peninsula
on the ground of national security.
ambassador was enlightened that dedication of Army engineer soldiers
who worked hand in hand with foreign de-mining agencies hastening
early resettlement of IDPs in their own lands. Dr. Morhard was
given a detailed account of humanitarian assistance that Army
is extending to civilians in the peninsula to improve their economy,
education, health and social standard through various projects.
Hathurusinghe revealed that except a few politically motivated
elements, majority of Jaffna maintain healthy relations with the
Palaly, German Ambassador thanked the Commander SF-J for his briefing
on Jaffna and appreciated the work Army is doing for the development
of Jaffna and its people.