President tours Jaffna, meets IDPs

Thursday, 24 December 2015 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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President Maithripala Sirisena visited the Thilippalei area in Jaffna district to look into the well-being of people living in the Welfare Centre.

More than 1,500 people from Palali, Kankesanturai and Mailadi areas who were displaced due to terrorist action have lived in this Welfare Centre for the past 25 years and at present they are being faced with many difficulties.

The President having heard about their grievances made a sudden tour to the centre to meet with the people living there. They warmly welcomed President Sirisena and requested him to provide speedy solutions to their grievances over the past 25 years.

They further requested the President to resettle them in their places of origin as soon as possible and apprised him regarding their sorrowful fate.

Subsequently, the President visited a temporary shelter built at the venue and also engaged in a very cordial discussion with the residents.

State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran, Angajan Ramanathan MP and others participated at the occasion.