HRC visits Batticaloa
[TamilNet, Monday, 01 December 2003, 10:49 GMT]
Four members of Sri Lanka's Human Rights Commission (HRC), lead by Dr. Rathika Kumaraswamy arrived in Batticaloa Monday morning on a two day visit to study the
situation prevailing in the eastern province, civil sources said.
Other memebers of the HRC delegation visiting Batticaloa are Dr. Deepika Udagama, Dr.M.A.Zeinudeen, Mrs.S.S.Senanayake and Lecturer in Law N.Selvakumar, said sources.
The delegation visited Meeravodai in Valaichenai and talked to the resettled
families on their situation, and their immediate needs.
Later the HRC members visited Vinayagapuram refugee camp and met with the
refugees in the camp.
The delegation is expected to meet with members of the different civil groups, representatives of local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to discuss with
them matters related to resettlement and issued facing resettled families, according
to civil sources.
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