Japanese envoy unveils key Secretariat in Kilinochchi

[TamilNet, Sunday, 15 December 2002, 17:58 GMT]
The secretariat of the Sub-Committee for Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of the Northeast was opened in Kilinochchi Sunday morning, according to the Voice of Tigers radio. Japan’s ambassador for Sri Lanka unveiled the secretariat’s name board while Norway’s ambassador cut the ribbon to ceremonially open the building, according to the VOT.

Mr. M. Iranius Selvin, a senior bureaucrat with the Northeast Provincial Council, assumed duties as the director of the secretariat, the radio said. Mr. S. L. M Faleel and Mr. D. D Amaratunga took up duties as deputy directors.

Mr. Jon Westborg, Norway’s ambassador for Sri Lanka and Mr. S. P Thamilchelvan, the head of the LTTE’s political division, addressed the gathering at the opening ceremony.

The head of the LTTE’s peace secretariat, Mr. Pulithevan presided.

The meeting of the sub-committee began at 2 p.m. following lunch. The LTTE delegation was led by Mr. S. P Thamilchelvan and the GOSL delegation by Mr. Bernard Gunatilleke ofthe Sri Lankan government’s peace secretariat in Colombo.

The Norwegian and Japanese ambassadors also took part in the meeting, the VOT said.


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