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Additional UK funding for re-integration

[DailyMirror, Friday, 2 December 2011 09:43 No Comment]

British Deputy High Commissioner, Robbie Bulloch, visited the North this week, where he announced additional UK funding of £150,000 for the reintegration of ex-combatants after their release from custody.  This brings the total UK contribution to £650,000 this year (approximately LKR116 million). He also visited a demining project in Jaffna, which is being supported by £3 million of UK money (approximately LKR 535 million).

Commenting on his visit, the British Deputy High Commissioner said, “I am delighted to announce additional funding for the reintegration of ex-combatants, which we hope will help to bring about sustainable peace.  The UK has long supported a range of initiatives to help Sri Lankans restart their lives after the conflict.  Today, I saw a demining project which will enable people to return to their villages.  And I had a chance to speak to people who are rebuilding their homes and starting their own businesses, with the help of British funding.”

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