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

British Deputy High Commissioner visits Thellippalai PARC.

Deputy British High Commissioner Mark Gooding Visited Thellippalai Rehabilitation Center in Jaffna on Monday 13th June 2011. During his visit he has monitored rehabilitation Process at the PARC. Colonel General Staff of BCGR, Col.M.B.De S. Jayathilaka had briefed the visiting British delegation with regard to Rehabilitation and Reintegration programs of Ex-LTTE Combatants.

Deputy High Commissioner said The British government is to provide approximately 90 million rupees to be used for the re-integration of rehabilitated ex-LTTE combatants in the North.

He said that he welcomed the efforts to re-build the communities in these areas including by re-establishing livelihoods, clearing mines and resettling the displaced. The UK would continue to support this work, he added.

The funding for this project would come from UK’s Conflict Pool which would be implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to help the Government\'s rehabilitation and re-integration effort, Gooding revealed. He said that he had visited a community that had been resettled in Kollankalladdy in the Thellipalai Division where he had spent some time chatting to a group of re-integrated ex-combatants.

Gooding was accompanied by First Secretary and Head of Political Section of the High Commission David Burton.