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German Ambassador Briefed on Army’s Role in Post-War Jaffna

[2013-05-10 16:48:12]

German 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.

Commander 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.

The visiting 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.

Maj. Gen. Hathurusinghe revealed that except a few politically motivated elements, majority of Jaffna maintain healthy relations with the Security Forces.

Before leaving 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.


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