Egg a day to Jaffna children
A project to ensure at least an egg to a child of families in Jaffna
affected by malnutrition will be implemented, Kumudu Wadugedara of the
Civil Affairs and Public Relations office of the Jaffna peninsula said
He said malnutrition among the students in the peninsula is acute. He
added that the Government has given complete access to the people in the
Peninsula to have contact with the outside world. State and private
telecom companies are operating in the Jaffna district.
The Sri Lanka Telecom has provided more than 27,000 land connections
and 150,000 mobile connections to customers in the Jaffna district.
Waduge was of the opinion that the agriculture sector in the
peninsula will see an unprecedented development in the coming years with
the removal of the ban on fertilizers.
He said the buffer zone has been cleared of mines to enable early
resettlement. According to Wadugedara, Security Forces in the Jaffna
peninsular have taken an enormous effort to ensure their early
The buffer zone which was heavily dotted with landmines and booby
traps have been cleared by the Army. He said the Security Forces have
initiated a number of measures to uplift the living standards of the
people and a backyard poultry project is in progress to eradicate
malnutrition among the children in the peninsula.
He is of the opinion that the reintegration of ex LTTE combatants to
society following rehabilitation is continuing and the rehabilitation
drive will end by end of this year.
Over 132 out of 213 ex-male LTTE cadres underwent extensive
rehabilitation and they were released to their parents while 49 out of
67 ex-female combatants were also released by the Security Forces after
rehabilitation. He is hopeful that those remaining would be
rehabilitated and handed over to their parents by the end of the year.