Brattskar visits Allaipiddy

[TamilNet, Monday, 22 May 2006, 10:30 GMT]
Norwegian Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Hans Brattsakar, arrived at the Palaly military airport Monday morning in a special Sri Lanka AirForce flight for discussions with Jaffna administrative officials, Sri Lanka Military officials and also with families affected by recent violence in Manthuvil, and Allapiddy, sources in Jaffna said.

Norwegian Ambassador visits Allaipiddy


Brattskar visits Allaipiddy
Brattskar visits Allaipiddy
Brattskar visits Allaipiddy
Around 12:30 p.m., Brattskar went to Allaipiddy to meet with the affected residents at the local church. Since Allaipiddy residents had fully vacated their village, local NGOs had taken 11 villagers who had displaced to Jaffna back to Allaipiddy to meet Mr Brattsakar.

Only two elderly couples remain in Allaipiddy. The couples told Brattskar that they are only waiting until they can make arrangements to take their belongings with them. The old couple said that they lost all their belongings during another displacement in 1991, and that this time they cannot afford to lose what they have.

The displaced residents told Mr Brattskar that until they are given protection and assured of their safety, they will not return to their homes in Allaipiddy, sources said. Visibly affected Brattskar told the residents that Norway will take constructive steps to address the problems faced by the residents.

The meeting took place in the presence of Sri Lanka Police, and the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) was deployed outside the church premises, journlists present at the meeting said.

Earlier in the morning, after arriving in Palaly Brattskar had a special conference with Commanders of Sri Lanka Security forces. He then proceeded to the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) offices located in Nallur and held discussions with officials of the SLMM.

Later, he proceeded to the offices of the Jaffna Daily Uthayan and talked to the staffers on security climate of for press staff to function. Two staffers were gunned down by allegedly by paramilitary operatives on 2nd May.

Brattskar then met with the Jaffna Government Agent (GA), K Ganesh, at the Jaffna Secretariat. Following this, he held discussions with representatives of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), sources in Jaffna said.

Brattskar then met with parents and relatives of nine residents of Manthuvil who disappeared from a temple on the 7th May. He consoled the parents when they broke down complaining that they have received no information on the fate of their loved ones.


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