Monday, February 9, 2009

Basil Rajapaksa visits Menikfarm Welfare Camp in Vavuniya

Senior Presidential Advisor MP Basil Rajapaksa, visited the Menikfarm Welfare Camp village at Settikulam, Vavuniya yesterday (6th).

Mr. Rajapaksa personally looked into the facilities provided to Tamil civilians arriving in Government controlled areas after escaping from LTTE clutches.

Basil Rajapaksa also inspected the school set up for children of displaced civilians at the Menikfarm Camp premises. He said that they came there on the instructions of the President.

The Government treated people of all communities as members of a single family. The Government believed that the sufferings of the people should be ended by building trust and confidence among communities living in the country he further noted.

Basil Rajapaksa said that quick action would be taken to create the environment for them to return to their original villages according to their wish as soon as demining was accomplished. Infrastructure, education, banking and co-operative facilities will be restored he added.

He said that the freedom won through the sacrifices made by Security Forces would become meaningful only when the civilians were allowed to return to their original villages.

The school started for the benefit of the children of civilian returnees was functioning well under the guidance of a qualified staff.

Facilities at the camp would be improved to cater to more civilians arriving from uncleared areas after escaping LTTE clutches.