Swedish officials visit Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 22 March 2000, 19:38 GMT]
The Charge d' Affaires of Swedish Embassy in Colombo Mr.Borge Mattsson and the second secretary of the mission, Ms Stina Karltun, visited Batticaloa today. They participated in a function held at DERBA auditorium organized by the Batticaloa Municipal Council.

sweed_officials_22032000.jpgA Mobile Library was handed over to the Municipal Council at this function.

Mr.R.Sivanandarajah, Project Director, DERBA presided. (DERBA is a Norwegian development aid program for the Batticaloa district)

Mr.Borge Mattsson while addressing the gathering said that he had observed the difficulties of the people living in the war-torn areas. He added that peace was essential for sound economic development.

Swedish Government was providing necessary assistance to the welfare of children in this country, he said.

UNICEF representative for Batticaloa Mr.Yukio Tohege and Municipal Commissioner Mr.S.Navaneethan also participated in the function.

 

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