CNO function to be taken over by new body

[TamilNet, Friday, 04 February 2005, 11:13 GMT]
The operation of the Centre for National Operations (CNO) established by Sri Lanka President Ms Chandrika Kumaratunge following December 26 tsunami devastation brought to an end Thursday and its functions have been handed over to Line Ministries and provincial authorities, said Mr.Dhammika Hewapathirana, Manager of the CNO at a press briefing.

"We are not saying that the CNO is dissolved. CNO has completed its task and the provincial authorities will now take over and carry forward the rest of the work under a different name," said Mr.Hewapathirana.

He added,"CNO is no more and Task Force for Relief will handle the rehabilitation and reconstruction works."


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