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Monday, 7 March 2011

Concerns of the Mullaitivu Community members were communicated to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at a face to face meeting



Representatives of the members across the cross-section of the community called ‘Mullaitivu Community Alliance’ led by MP Sri Ranga met President Rajapaksa at the Temple Trees on 3rd March 2011 in order to discuss their concerns and seek solutions. The community participants included doctors, educationalists, social workers, public servants, business people, fishermen, farmers etc and as well as candidates from the Citizens Front contesting at the forthcoming Local Government elections in Mullaitivu.

The President gave a promise to them that their needs as discussed would be met without any shortfalls while requesting the members of the community to communicate their needs and requirements to him via MP Sri Ranga. He also mentioned that necessary arrangements would be made immediately to fulfil their requirements through MP Sri Ranga.
The cordial meeting progressed very well to a greater satisfaction of all participants.

The key issues discussed include, but not limited to the following:

·           Basic needs including housing
·           Re-building livelihoods and businesses
·           Education services
·           Health services
·           Infrastructure (e.g, roads from Mankulam to Vavuniya) and fisheries developments
·           Resettlement
·           Forthcoming Hindu religious ceremonies and necessary security arrangements

The President highlighted that the Mullaitivu area has not been developed for the last 30 years and thus, the district is getting Government’s greater attention at present.

Sources:

Dailynews 05 Mar 2011
Thinakaran 05 Mar 2011
The Sunday Leader 06 Mar 2011

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