Medical supplies to all hospitals including Killinochchi - Health
Minister tells Baur
COLOMBO: The Government has taken steps to send anti-chikungunya
drugs and other medical facilities to all hospitals including the
Killinochchi Hospital where most of the inmates are LTTE combatants
injured while attacking the Government Security Forces, Healthcare and
Nutrition Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said.
Minister de Silva said this when the Norwegian Special Peace Envoy
Jon Hansen Baur met him at his Ministry Office at Sausiripaya, where the
Minister as the Head of the Government Peace Delegation discussed with
the Norwegian Peace Envoy the numerous problems the people in Jaffna
including the re-opening of the A9 highway and resumption of peace talks
between the Government and the LTTE.
Minister de Silva explained to the Peace Envoy the problem of
supplying food and other essential commodities to 35,000 civilians
forcibly confined to Vakarai under LTTE threat and various other
problems caused by the LTTE intransigence.
He also explained how the LTTE prevented and turned back the lorries
carrying food to Vakarai a couple of days ago.
The Minister expressed Government's optimism in resuming peace talks
with the LTTE in spite of the LTTE intransigence.
Jon Hansen Baur said that on his visit to Killinochchi he expects to
discuss with the LTTE hierarchy, the main issues of supplying essential
food commodities to the North, re-opening of A9 highway, transport of
essential goods to Vakarai and resumption of peace talks between the
Government and the LTTE and expressed hopes of obtaining an optimistic
reaction from the LTTE.