2 British MPs on sudden visit to Jaffna

[TamilNet, Thursday, 03 April 2008, 16:08 GMT]
British parliamentarians, Mr. Andrew George and Mr. Stephen Hammond, arriving at Palaali air port from Colombo on a sudden visit Thursday morning, met the Jaffna Government Agent (GA) and other officials at Jaffna Secretariat and gathered information about the prevailing human rights situation in Jaffna peninsula, sources in Jaffna said. The British MPs who visited Jaffna Public Library before the meeting with Jaffna GA are expected to return to Colombo Thursday evening.

The British parliamentarians met the Sri Lanka Army Commander and key officials in the Palaali Military High Quarters before being taken to Jaffna Public Library in a convoy heavily escorted by armoured personnel carriers and other vehicles.

Public on the Palaali-Jaffna road were ordered to keep to the sides to the road for several hours until the military convoy escorting the British MPs passed by.

The MPs signed the guest book in Jaffna Public Library after the viewing activities there.


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