European Commission steps up support to counter-terrorism and peacebuilding in SL | Daily News

European Commission steps up support to counter-terrorism and peacebuilding in SL

The European Commission, through its Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace, has allocated €8.5 million to support Sri Lankan efforts to prevent violent extremism, build community resilience, and promote peace and tolerance.

It will also contribute to the ongoing peacebuilding process through internally displaced persons and refugees being able to return to their land.

This allocation after High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini's meeting earlier this month with the Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka, where she underlined the EU's readiness to support Sri Lanka in the face of the challenges of terrorism and violent extremism.

The Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka killed 258 people and injured many more.

 

(Sources; European Commission)