British MPs to assist civilian welfare
Visiting British MPs and their representatives met President Mahinda
Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday.
They asked the President in what way they could assist in the welfare
of civilian population liberated from the terrorists.
The President expressed his Government's stand to the MPs on the
humanitarian operation and the ground situation in the North. Lengthy
discussions also followed on the welfare programs undertaken on behalf
of the freed civilians.
The President also requested the MPs not to be influenced by the
misinformation campaign carried out internationally by sections working
against the Government but to see for themselves the measures taken to
alleviate the conditions of the liberated civilians. The eight member
delegation including 5 MPs thereafter left for Vavuniya.
Present at the discussions were Ministers Rohitha Bogollagama,
Mahinda Samarasinghe, Senior Presidential Advisor MP Basil Rajapaksa,
Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga and Foreign Secretary Dr.