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UN delegation visits Sri Lanka’s former rebel capital in North

The high level United Nations delegation in the Sri Lanka to observe the progress on the implementation of Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission recommendations visited the former Tamil Tiger stronghold of Kilinochchi Saturday.The delegation led by Japan includes permanent representatives from Nigeria, Romania Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York and top diplomats of Italian, Brazilian and South Africa’s missions in Colombo.The diplomats were in the North to observe the progress made on reconciliation in the North three years after the conflict ended and to receive an update on the Army’s role and its contribution to the development in the region.Major General Udaya Perera, Commander, Security Forces Headquarters, Kilinochchi received the delegation at his office on Saturday.Major General Perera, during the interaction with the visiting delegation has presented a comprehensive account on the transformation of Kilinochchi from where the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ran a de facto government, to a peaceful area developing with industries and under the government’s Northern Spring (Uthuru Wasanthaya) project.The UN delegation is expected to present a report on the progress of implementation of the LLRC recommendations to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) before its 20th sessions in Geneva next March.

Author: TELO Admin