President instructs to give priority to practical issues of
President Maithripala Sirisena said that solutions to
the matters regarding the resettlement in the North and East must be
provided while giving priority to practical issues pertaining to the
The President gave these instructions at a special
discussion on Northern and Eastern resettlement programme held at the
Presidential Secretariat today (11).
President Sirisena also gave instructions to schedule
the meeting of Resettlement Committee comprising of Governors of
Northern and Eastern provinces, within the next two weeks, to look into
matters pertaining to each area and the President further instructed the
relevant persons to not to only based on reports of Divisional
Secretaries but to discuss matters relating to divisional levels and
suggest proposals at the National Committee headed by the Resettlement
Minister and to submit a proposal for solutions to him.
The Government has given priority to the resettlement
process for the displaced persons in the North and the East and the
objective of this discussion is to discover practical matters relating
to the resettlement process and to provide solutions to these matters.
Ministers D. M. Swaminathan, Lakshman Kiriella, Rishad
Bathiudeen, Mahinda Amaraweera, Sajith Premadasa, Rauff Hakeem, Rajitha
Senaratne, Patali Champika Ranawaka, Mr. H.M.G.S. Palihakkara- Governor
of Northern Province, Mr. Austin Fernando- Governor of Eastern Province,
State Minister- Ruwan Wijewardene, Deputy Minister- Dunesh Gankanda, Mr.
Nazeer Ahmed- Chief Minister of the Eastern Province, Dr. P.
Sathyalingam - Northern Province Minister and other official
participated at the discussion.
Courtesy : President's Media Division
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