European Parliamentary delegation to visit Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 22 February 2011 00:01 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The European Parliament’s Delegation for relations with South Asia, led by Jean Lambert (Greens, European Free Alliance, UK) will visit Sri Lanka from 21 to 25 February 2011 to hold the 6th Inter-parliamentary Meeting with the Sri Lankan Parliament. The parliamentary delegation will be accompanied by the Ambassador of the Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Bernard Savage and other EU officials.

During the visit, the cross party parliamentary delegation will also hold meetings with senior government officials, Opposition parties, civil society, UN Agencies, international community and other stakeholders.

The parliamentary delegation will also travel to Jaffna and Vavuniya to visit European Union funded humanitarian aid, reconstruction and development projects. This mission will consist of meetings with government officials at district and provincial level and will be followed by field visits to demining and mine risk education, temporary shelter and permanent housing projects.