TRO official speaks at Select Committee meeting

[TamilNet, Thursday, 02 June 2005, 02:59 GMT]
Mr S. Sivasupramanium, Head of the Colombo office of the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO), an NGO registered with the Government of Sri Lanka, addressed the Parliamentary Select Committee meeting of NGOs where views were shared on the role of the NGO sector in post-disaster rehabilitation held at the Sri Lanka parliamentary complex in Colombo, website of the Select Committee reported.

TRO meets parliamentary select committee"S. Sivasupramaniam spoke on the difficulty of delivering relief to tsunami-affected areas especially in the north and east. He stated that Sri Lanka needs a mechanism to regulate the flow of aid to the country. Through this, the government can ensure that aid sent by donor countries and INGOs is what the Sri Lankan people actually required," the report said.

"Representatives from Rainbow Bridge, Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies, National NGO Council of Sri Lanka, Sarvodaya, Sri Lanka Red Cross, Lions Kashyapa, St. Johns Ambulance and Brigade, Save the Children, Sahana Foundation, World Vision, Tamil Rehabilitation Organisation (TRO), National Peace Council, YWCA, All Ceylon Buddhist Congress, Habitat for Humanity, and World View participated at the hearings," the report added.

The Parliamentary Select Committee was formed to investigate whether there was a lack of preparedness to meet an emergency of the nature of the Tsunami that struck Sri Lanka on December 26, 2004 and to recommend what steps should be taken to ensure that an early warning system be put in place and what other steps should be taken to minimize the damage caused by similar natural disasters.

Mahinda Samarasinghe, MP, Chief Opposition Whip and former Minister of Labor is the Chairman of the Select Committee. Other members include Mrs Ferial Ismail Ashraff, MP Minister of Housing and Construction Industry, Eastern Province Education and Irrigation Development, Mr Lakshman Kadirgamar, MP Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Dinesh Gunawardena, MP Minister of Urban Development and Water Supply and Mr D. E. W. Gunasekera, MP Minister of Constitutional Reforms.


External Links:
SLParliament: 16th Meeting of the Select Committee

 

Latest 15 Reports
18.08.19 23:50  
SL TID detains outspoken Tamil doctor at Pazhai hospital
17.08.19 23:08   Photo
SLA Jaffna commander refuses to release Palaali lands at meeting presided by SL PM
16.08.19 13:25   Photo
SL Archaeology Department resumes plans to construct controversial ‘chaitya’ at Koonith-theevu
15.08.19 21:39  
Wickramasinghe lacks courage to meet protesting Tamil mothers in North
14.08.19 23:31   Photo
2006 genocidal massacre at Chengchoalai campus marked in Vanni, Jaffna amidst PTA-threats
13.08.19 17:45   Photo
Tamil awareness urged on geopolitics-driven genocidal ‘development’ in Mannaar
12.08.19 20:04   Photo
Percival's 19th century Tamil proverb compilations collated and sorted in new publication
11.08.19 20:32   Photo
PTA-threats against constructing memorial arch for student victims of 2006 aerial massacre
10.08.19 22:49   Photo
Sinhala encroachers storm into 100 acres of lands at Kanneeraavi in Pulmoaddai
09.08.19 14:28  
SL Forest Department retains 8,034 hectares of pasturelands in Paduvaan-karai, Batticaloa
08.08.19 20:05   Photo
Colombo converts 2000 acres of ex-HSZ lands citing India-assisted airport expansion in Jaffna
07.08.19 23:28   Photo
Book on Santhiya becomes narration of Tamil struggle incorporating Marxist ideas in early 80s
06.08.19 23:27   Photo
State discrimination causes death of 1000 cows, milk production drops by 5,500 litres in Batticaloa
05.08.19 23:55   Photo
Pirapaharan’s statements between 1984 and 1993 reproduced in book form in Europe
04.08.19 23:47   Photo
Threatened female activist suffers injuries in suspicious ‘accident’ in Batticaloa
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=15055