Dutch delegation visits Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Sunday, 16 May 2004, 11:08 GMT]
A delegation of Dutch diplomats led by First Secretary of the Embassy of Netherland in Colombo, Mr.D.R.S.Jan Hugskes, visited Batticaloa district Saturday to review development and rehabilitation work being carried out in the district and discuss matters related to granting future aid, sources said.

The delegation accompanied by officals of Central Social Development Office including the Commissioner Manel Jayamanne met with District Government Agent S. Punniyamoorthy and Municipal Commissioner S.Navaneethan and NECORD Director R.Sivanantharajah and visited different areas where projects are being carried.

Mr.Sivanantharajah said that during the period following the signing of Cease Fire Agreement in 2001, more than six thousand resettled families have been given a grant of Rs.25,000 each under a Humanitarian aid scheme supported by the Government of Netherland.

 

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