A coordinated and comprehensive approach to provide psychosocial support and counseling for conflict-affected persons in the North and East will soon be in operation.
At a meeting held yesterday (April 9) with stakeholder ministries, Secretary to the President and Chairman of the Committee Monitoring LLRC Recommendations Mr. Lalith Weeratunga emphasized the importance of adopting a holistic and coordinated approach, linking all programs currently carried out by government ministries, for creating greater efficiency in the provision of counseling and psychosocial support.
The Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration conducted the “National Unity Convention” under the auspices of President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo yesterday (April 07).
The Convention was organized to build consensus on a charter to preserve unity in diversity in Sri Lanka and will be in line with the National Policy Framework for Social Integration (NPFSI), launched by the Ministry in 2012.
The Sri Lanka Government, this month, handed over more lands, previously under the control of the security forces, to their legitimate owners.
Approximately 98 acres of paddy lands in Vellamullivaikkal East in the Mullaitivu District, previously used by the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF), were returned to 29 resettled IDP families for cultivation. During the war, these lands had been used as runways for their aircraft operated by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorist organization.