Steady implementation of LLRC recommendations
I am honoured and privileged to be able to once
again share with this august body, Sri Lanka's experience in
promoting and protecting the human rights of its people, in
accordance with universally accepted standards. In the two years and
nine months since the end of the armed conflict against terrorism
and the onset of peace, Sri Lanka has made significant progress
towards recovery and achieving reconciliation, by incrementally
overcoming many challenges posed to the nation and its people by
almost 30 years of conflict. The rollback and eventual abolition of
emergency regulations in August 2011, in tandem with the gradual
improvement in the country's law and order situation in the
post-conflict phase, has led to further consolidation of peace. It
has also demonstrated to the world Sri Lanka's genuine aspiration in
its approach to achieving a peace that is stable and sustainable.
Divi Neguma facilitates agricultural revolution
Third phase commences on April 5 :
The initiation of the Divi Neguma programme
facilitated an agricultural revolution in the country. The third
phase of the Divi Neguma programme will commence on April 5. Prior
to the launch of the third phase, a house to house survey to
identify the priorities and needs of the people will be conducted.
For this task, every house will be visited by three officers,
namely, from the following categories, Grama Seva Niladhari,
Samurdhi Animators, Agricultural Officers, Agricultural Consultant,
Tea inspector, Rubber inspector, Agrarian Services Provincial
Officers. They will visit houses with community leaders in the area.
This will be continued from March 1 to 31.