Aussie envoy satisfied with welfare villages
Australian Prime Minister's special representative John McCarthy paid
a visit to the Chettikulam welfare villages and expressed satisfaction
at the facilities provided by the Government to the people at these
villages. He said that Australian assistance will be granted in the
future as well.
Australian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Kathy Klugman and several
other officials also participated in this fact finding mission and they
were received by Vavuniya Government Agent P.S.M. Charles and Vanni
Security Forces Commander Major General Kamal Goonaratne. Vavuniya G.A.
Charles gave a detailed description of the basic facilities provided by
the Government to these people ever since they reached the Government
The delegation gained first hand knowledge of the situation by
talking to people during their visit.