BUREAU OF THE COMMISSIONER GENERAL OF REHABILITATION
"MINISTRY OF PRISON REFORMS,REHABILITATION, RESETTLEMENT AND HINDU RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS"

South African Deputy Minister of International Relations & Cooperation Hon. Ebrahim Ebrahim Visited Poontottam PARC

South African Deputy Minister of International Relations & Cooperation Hon. Ebrahim Ebrahim and accompanying delegation visited the Poontottam PARC, Northern Province and the Rehabilitation Coordination Office on 18 Nov.2011.

South African Deputy Minister's Delegation included H.E. Mr. Geoff Doidge, High Commissioner for South Africa in Colombo, Mr. Roelf Meyer , Advisor to the Hon. Dy. Minister, Prof. Ivor Jenkins, Advisor to the Hon. Dy. Minister, Mr. Henk Kruger, First Secretary, Dy. Minister's Office and All the Delegates.

CGR Maj.Gen Chandana Rajaguru briefed the visiting Delegation with a presentation on the theme "Steps taken by the Sri Lanka Government to Rehabilitate Ex-Combatants and Integrate them in to Civil Society"

CGR recalled his visit to South Africa earlier this year in connection with Sri Lankan participation in the Wheel Chair Tennis World Cup at the Pretoria University which provided him an excellent opportunity to gain deeper under understanding of the similarities in the Reconciliation Process in South Africa in the post-Apartheid era and that in Sri Lanka following the end of the 3-decade old ethnic conflict.