US demining officials arrive in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 10 August 2004, 13:25 GMT]
Mr. Richard Kidd, Director of Weapons Removal and Abatement, US Department of State, and Colonel Stuart C.Harris, Deputy Director of the same and Ms Cody Taylor, Political head in the US Embassy in Colombo Tuesday morning arrived in Jaffna by a special aircraft and held discussion with Sri Lanka Army officials and civil authorities in Jaffna district.

US Demining officials visit Jaffna


The US team first met with the Jaffna area commander of the SLA at the Palaly Military Headquarters. Later the team visited Thanankilappu, Puthur and Ariyalai areas in the high security zones of Thenmaradchchi division where the SLA demining groups are engaged in removing live mines.

In the afternoon the US team held discussion with heads of civil authorities led by the Jaffna Additional Government Agent Mr.K. Sivasamy at the Jaffna District Secretariat.

The US team then visited sites in Chemmani-Ariyalai areas where another de-mining group "Halo Trust" is engaged.

US Demining officials visit Jaffna

 

Latest 15 Reports
29.07.16 10:39  
SLMC for North-East merger, NPC should do more for Tamil-Muslim unity: SLMC Vanni Wing
28.07.16 23:42  
Colombo continues to dilly-dally on processing political prisoners‘ cases
27.07.16 23:14  
UNP answerable for 1983 genocidal pogrom: Batticaloa UNP Organiser
26.07.16 23:38  
JUSU opposes police cases against Tamil students, SL military steps up surveillance
25.07.16 21:12   Photo
2009 genocide justice not going to come from UNP of 1983 pogrom: Shivajilingam
24.07.16 23:00   Photo
Saiva priests protest against Colombo constructing fishing jetty near Nakulesvaram temple
23.07.16 23:09  
Ethnic discrimination in student enrollment exposes reconciliation farce: Tamil academic
22.07.16 19:47   Photo
Tamil student leaders in Jaffna condemn SL Governor Cooray’s remarks in Colombo
21.07.16 01:26  
University engineers not learning lessons
21.07.16 00:21   Photo
Tamil politicians blame SL Military for enticing Sinhala students with triumphalist chauvinism
20.07.16 16:39   Photo
Tamil fishermen rise up against Colombo's move to permanently militarise Pa'l'li-munai in Mannaar
20.07.16 15:21   Photo
NPC demands CoI to go beyond criminal investigations on Jaffna University clash
19.07.16 23:15  
Sinhala-Tamil student clash in Jaffna exposes dangerous proportions of military occupation
18.07.16 18:01   Photo
‘SL President sanctioning 67-feet Buddha statue off Jaffna is act of aggression’
17.07.16 23:46  
Eastern University instructs assaulted Tamil student to attend investigations in Colombo
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=12643