Canadian diplomat visits Mannar

[TamilNet, Thursday, 06 July 2006, 16:54 GMT]
The Counsellor for Political Affairs in Canadian Embassy in Colombo, Christina Prefontaine, Thursday morning paid an official visit to Mannar and held talks with V.Visuvalingam, the Government Agent at the district secretariat. Mrs. Christina Prefontaine, obtained first hand information in regard to the ground situation prevailing in the district, district secretariat officials said.



The Government Agent brought to the notice of the Canadian diplomat about the difficulties and sufferings undergoing by the fisher folk of the district and the violent incidents that had taken place in the coastal villages in the district in recent days.

Prefontaine later visited the office of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) in Mannar and held talks with SLMM monitors.

The Canadian diplomat also toured the coastal areas in Talaimannar area and held discussion with fishermen about their problems. She in the evening paid a visit to the Church of Lady of Victory in Pesalai and held talks with Rev.Fr. Vincent Patrick, Parish Priest.

Prefontaine then visited the Pallimunai St.Lucia Church where she held discussion with Rev.Fr.Ganapiragasam, Parish Priest.

She met with displaced families who have been sheltered in the church, sources said.

 

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