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A delegation representing African National Congress Progressive Business Forum (ANCPBF) during their visit to Jaffna on Saturday (08) met Jaffna’s civil administrative and military officials.
Deputy Minister Ms Hlenglwe Buhle Mkize and the team of ANCPBF members first met the Government Agent Jaffna S. Arumainayakam and visited a few important places in Jaffna including the Nallur Kandaswamy temple, Atchuvely industrial park and Navatkuli Palmyra Research Centre in the morning.
Saturday afternoon, they arrived in the Headquarters Security Forces - Jaffna (HQSF-J) at Palaly to be briefed on security situation and Army’s role in post war Jaffna.
Brigadier Sumith Atapattu, Brigadier General Staff SF-J received them and explained them the Army’s contribution to Jaffna’s development programmes launched by the government.
The visiting delegation was also educated on livelihood programmes initiated by the Army for Ex-LTTE combatants as well as other welfare projects meant to improve living standard of low-income families in Jaffna.
Deputy Minister Ms Hlenglwe Buhle Mkize and a few visitors delivering speeches thanked the Army for conducting a comprehensive presentation on Jaffna.
Specially, the housing project of the Army for the Jaffna homeless was greatly appreciated by the delegation.