UNDP operations hampered
[TamilNet, Monday, 23 March 1998, 23:59 GMT]
The Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Jaffna told the local NGO consortium at a special meeting this week that the Sri Lankan army and the Sri Lankan government are against the UNDP working in the peninsula through local Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs).
The President of the Jaffna NGO consortium, Mr. S. Paramanathan and its secretary, Mr. S. Sivasubramaniam met the UNDP official at their office in Raasavin Thottam in Jaffna town.
The UNDP official told them that his agency is facing a lot of difficulties working in Jaffna because it cannot work through the local NGOs.
He said that the UNDP has to get special permission from the Sri Lankan President to work on projects in Jaffna.