British, Norwegian ambassadors’ visit to Jaffna postponed again
[TamilNet, Friday, 12 June 2009, 15:09 GMT]
The British and Norwegian ambassadors who were to visit Jaffna 10 Wednesday had to cancel it as the Defence Ministry had not issued permission for the visit in due time, sources in Jaffna said. Earlier scheduled visits by these ambassadors too had been cancelled more than twice in the past since the closure of A9 land route to Jaffna, due to delays caused by the Defence Ministry officials, the sources added.
The visiting emissaries were to discuss the problems faced by the Vanni civilians held in Sri Lanka Army (SLA) detention camps in Jaffna and to find ways of helping them, with UNHCR and other NGOs in Jaffna.
The NGOs, however, said that they had been informed that the two ambassadors will visit Jaffna later on an unspecified date.