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.”
The Deputy High Commissioner also visited the Thellipalai rehabilitation centre, and had a range of meetings with political and military leaders and members of civil society. (Source: The British High Commission)