Counselling for Northern citizens expanded
Social Services and Social Welfare Minister Douglas Devananda has
taken action to expand psychological counselling services in the
The Minister said psychological counselling services are now in
progress islandwide under the Ministry of Social Services and Social
When initiated in the North, especial problems prevalent in the
locality need to be taken into due consideration.
"As the people in the North including those in Jaffna have been
continuously subjected to mental pressure due to various reasons, there
is a necessity of implementing the counselling services in an absolute
orderly manner with a lots of care and caution," Minister Devananda
A discussion was held with the Counselling Assistants serving under
the Ministry of Social Services and Social Welfare in the Jaffna
district on January 8.
The Minister assured the Counselling Assistants to provide with all
facilities to take forward the counselling services in the Northern
Province in an orderly manner.