Praise from UK about reconstruction in the North.

Friday, 01 February 2013 - 8:24



Visiting UK Minister Alistair Burt went to the North of the country on the first day of his visit to Sri Lanka, holding a range of meetings and opening a youth project designed to facilitate country-wide reconciliation.


Ahead of this year’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings Alastair Burt was able to see developments that have occurred in the region since his last visit two years ago.


Alastair Burt said he is pleased to see progress in some areas since the end of the conflict.


This Sri Lanka Unites reconciliation centre, together with others due to be established in

other parts of the country, will help to bridge the divide between the North and the South.


Burt further stated that Such centres will foster communication and understanding across the island.


Sri Lanka Unites is helping to empower young people to build a strong, stable, prosperous and united future.


During his two-day visit, the Minister will meet senior members of the government