US ambassador confers with Jaffna SLA, GA

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 06 March 2001, 19:21 GMT]
Several NGOs in Jaffna who met the US ambassador for Sri Lanka Tuesday told him that the people of the peninsula want peace and that America should help them to achieve it. The NGOs discussed the human rights situation in Jaffna with the ambassador. The US delegation had a conference for about an hour with the Sri Lanka army earlier in the morning at the Palaly military base. The US ambassador and other mission officials met the Government agent for Jaffna to assess the situation.

The US ambassador donated equipment valued at four million rupees (about 46000 USD) to the Jaffna teaching

Hospital later in the morning. Jaffna hospital sources said that most of the equipment were second hand.

 

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