US Congressman Steven Chabot visits Jaffna
Posted on September 30th, 2011

By Janaka Alahapperuma

US House of Representatives Sub-committee Chairman on the Middle East and South Asia, Congressman Steven Joseph Chabot called on Commander of the Security Force ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢¢”š¬…” Jaffna, Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe during his one day visit to Jaffna at Security Forces Headquarters in Jaffna on Wednesday 28 September.
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Having received visiting US Congressman and the entourage by the Commander Security Force ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢¢”š¬…” Jaffna, presented a detailed account on recently concluded successful resettlement programme and accelerated de-mining process in the peninsula. He explained about the governmentƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s development programmes and the ArmyƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s involvement in community projects while ensuring security of Jaffna and the people. Major General Hathurusinghe also briefed about prevailing security situation and other development activities taking place in post conflict Jaffna.
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During the cordial meeting, US delegation expressed their satisfaction about ongoing developments in Jaffna.
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Before they left for Colombo Mr Steven Joseph Chabot and team members visited several places and many areas in Jaffna and met representatives of different societies to discuss emerging investment opportunities in the Northern Province. The delegation in the meantime was very impressed by the resettlement, development, rehabilitation and reconstruction programmes carried out by the authorities within a short period of time and stated that the US will give their fullest support to expedite the development activities in the Northern Province.
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Staff Director Sub-committee on Middle East and South Asia, US House ofƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ representative, Washington DC and Mr. Kevin William Pitzpatrick were among the other team members. Representing US Embassy in Colombo, Chief of Political Affairs Dr. Paul Carter and Political Officer Jacob Chriqui were also present at the occasion.
Source: Security Forces Headquarters- Jaffna

One Response to “US Congressman Steven Chabot visits Jaffna”

  1. gamunu6 Says:

    This is what is needed. Most members of Int. Community are not aware the reconciliation & rehabilitation done by Sri Lanka.
    I wish they visit Sri Lanka often and see for themselves, without reading TAMIL NET & other propganda papers in the West and forming an opinion based on those, here say, third party information.

    If many more political figures from US, UK & European countries visit Sri Lanka, they will soon realize the speedy process Govt. of Sri lanka adopted & succeeded in helping the poor in North & East Provinces.

    Kudos to the delegation from US legsilatures…………..Gamunu Alahakkone.,~ Canada

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