Saturday, April 5, 2008

Jaffna tour of the UK Parliamentary delegation

A delegation of Parliamentarians of the United Kingdom arrived at the Palaly Airport on the morning of 03 April 2008 and were warmly welcomed by the Jaffna Commander Major General G A Chandrasiri. The delegation consisted of Hon Andrew George. (Lib, Dem) MP, Hon Stephen Hammond (Conservative) MP and Hon Dr. Ashok Kumar (Labor) MP.

The Jaffna Commander apprised the distinguished delegation of the arrangements made to ensure the safety and security of the civilian population and to maintain peace in the area. He described at length the role played by the Army in providing humanitarian services and essential services for the civilian people. The delegation commended the civil coordinating arrangements and humanitarian service in addition to the security prouded to the civilian population. The delegates put their signatures in the log book and commander reciprocated by presenting a souvenir.

The delegation eventually toured the peninsula and met with the 51 Divisional Commander Major General LBR Mark who apprised them with the current security situation. The delegation then met with Mr. K Ganesh, Government Argent Jaffna and gained first hand knowledge on the administrative matters. Later they conferred with representatives of the civil society and religious leaders. They left for Colombo in the afternoon.

Courtesy: Media Center for National Security