Friday, 17 October 2014 00:47
British Deputy High Commissioner Laura Davies visited Jaffna town in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka on 15 October, the High Commission in Colombo said.
During her visit, Davies called on Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran, Jaffna District Secretary Suntharam Arumainayagam and Bishop Thomas Savundranayagam.
She has also visited the Sabapathipillai Welfare Centre, the British Council and the Jaffna Public Library.
Davies said her first visit to Jaffna was an opportunity to see how infrastructure developments - including the Yaal Devi train - have the potential to bring real economic benefits to the peninsula.
She also observed that the continuing land issues are preventing the rebuilding of the communities in the peninsula.
“But I also heard and saw how land issues continue to prevent some communities from rebuilding their lives, including at the Sabapathipillai Welfare Camp, which Prime Minister David Cameron visited last November,” Davies said.