Canadian HC calls on Thamilchelvan

[TamilNet, Thursday, 30 May 2002, 05:01 GMT]
The High Commissioner of Canada in Sri Lanka, Ms. Ruth Archibald, had discussions with Mr. S. P Thamilchelvan on the current state of the island's peace process at the headquarters of the political division of the Liberation Tigers in Kilinochchi Wednesday, according to the Voice of Tigers broadcast from the Vanni. The Canadian High Commissioner conferred with Mr. Thamilchelvan also about development priorities in the war ravaged northern region, the radio said.

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(LTTE photo)
Health work in the Vanni by ICRC and the Medicins Sans Frontiers (MSF) with assistance provided by the Canadian Red Cross Society was reviewed by Mr.Thamilchelvan and Ms. Ruth Archibald during the talks from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Wednesday, according to the radio.

Mr. Thamilchelvan was assisted in the discussion by Mr. George and Mr. Tholkaappiyan, officials of the LTTE's political division.

The Canadian HC visited the headquarters of the Tamil Rehabilitation Organisation (TRO) in the Kilinochchi town after the meeting and had discussions with officials there, the VOT said. The TRO is the main rehabilitation and development NGO in the Vanni.

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(LTTE photo)

 

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