- Published on Sunday, 22 April 2012 11:00
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The 12 member Indian all party parliamentary delegation called on the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Temple Trees, on Saturday. This delegation visited Sri Lanka between 16-21 April, 2012 to assess the progress of Indian assisted various projects that are being implemented in the north and the eastern provinces.
The delegation visited northern Vavuniya, Mullaitivu districts where they took part in opening of housing scheme constructed with the Indian financial grant and also handed over medical equipment worth Rs 89 million to Mullaitivu District General Hospital.
In the south at Kalutara the delegation was present when the modernized railway line between Kalutara and Matara was declared open. This project was carried out under a credit facility offered by the Indian Government.
The delegation also visited Batticaloa and Hatton areas as well. In Batticaloa Vantharumoolai Vocational Training Campus was facilitated with enhanced training equiopment worth US dollar 2.86 million under indian assistance of providing skill development to the youths in the eastern provinces.
The leader of the delegation and Opposition leader of the Lok Sabha, Ms Sushma Swaraj told a press conference that fostering a process of lasting peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka should be pursued with a sense of urgency.