Sri Lanka's Welfare Centers best in the world - International Bodies
While a few unscrupulous elements backed by the so
called LTTE diaspora overseas attempt to tarnish the image of the
Colombo government, all international institutions and relief bodies
which visited welfare camps in the once strife torn northern area of Sri
Lanka have commended that the welfare centers were the best in the
Foreign delegates Ambassadors have already conveyed to
their respective government that the administration of President Mahinda
Rajapaksa looked after the welfare of civilians housed in temporary
centres in the best possible manner providing all relief measures.
Last week the United Nations Development Programme
Assistant Administrative Director, Jordan Rayon visited many welfare
camps in the North and expressed satisfaction over measures afforded to
Rayon observed that the internally displaced was well
looked after not only with the basic human needs but also with extensive
medical facilities rarely seen in welfare centers in other parts of the
globe where wars are fought.
Following that visit, Rayon assured the Colombo
government that the UNDP would come out in a major way to help Colombo
in the de-mining process and the re-settlement of civilians.
Rayon was delighted over the manner the government
speedily moved towards the 180 day deadline to re-settle the internally
He has assured all possible assistance from the UNDP
to ensure early re-settlement of the displaced.
Courtesy : Government Information Department