Japanese Ambassador visits Vavuniya
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 06 August 2002, 11:47 GMT]
The Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Mr. Sciichiro 0tsuka, visited Vavuniya Monday and reviewed resettlement now being undertaken in the northern district. The Ambassador's visit was intended to study how his government could assist about nine thousand villagers who have been resettled in more than twenty villages in the Nedunkerny divisional secretariat area, Vavuniya Government Agent, K. Ganesh, said.
|Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Mr. Sciichiro 0tsuka and Noriko Iseki, the Second Scretary of the Embassy with Vavuniya GA Mr.K.Ganesh|
Later Mr. 0tsuka, who was accompanied by the Second Secretary of the Embassy, Mr. Noriko Iseki, met with Mr. Ganesh and other officials and discussed several proposals to develop the town which has a population of
more than forty thousand.
Mr. 0tsuka agreed to consider a project to supply water to Vavuniya town to ease the drinking water shortage if the authorities concerned submitted aplan, sources said.
At present the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) supplies drinking water for four hours daily to about thirty thousand people. Another fifteen thousand people in the district are not provided with water by the NWSDB.
The Japanese envoy inspected the destroyed medical dispensary building andother public buildings in the Nedunkerny division.