The United Nations has been urged to assist Sri Lankan refugees in Tamil Nadu to return home.
The UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka Hanaa Singer called on the Governor of the Northern Province Dr. Suren Raghavan at his office in Jaffna, the Governor’s office said today.
The discussion was focused on the land and houses in the Northern Province and Sri Lankan refugees in India.
Under the direction of the President Maithripala Sirisena, lands and farms in Northern Province which were occupied by Sri Lanka Security Forces are being released to the civilians step by step. As the result, there is a sudden increase in the number of houses needed already in the Northern Province, the Governor’s office said.
The Governor requested the United Nations to help bring back Sri Lankan refugees in India who have migrated from the Northern and Eastern Provinces.
The Governor also expressed his gratitude to the UN Development Program in the Northern Province. Since the Northern Province was badly affected by the war, the people living in this province face economic problems.
The UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka said that the meeting with the Governor was very fruitful and said she would pay attention to the Governor’s requests.
Secretary to the Governor L.Ilaangovan and Chief Secretary of Northern Province A.Pathinathan were also present at the meeting.