UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka Hanaa Singer called on Governor of Northern Province Dr. Suren Raghavan at his office in Jaffna on 13th February 2019 and had a discussion with him.
The discussion was focused on the lands and houses in the Northern Province and Sri Lankan refugees in India.
Under the direction of the President Maithripala Sirisena, lands and farms in Northern Province which were occupied by Sri Lanka Security Forces are being released to the civilians step by step. As the result, there is a sudden increase in the number of houses needed already in the Northern Province. The discussion focused on this matter too.
The Governor also requested the United Nations to help bring back Sri Lankan refugees in India who have migrated from the Northern and Eastern Provinces.
Governor expressed his gratitude to the UN Development Program in the Northern Province. Since the Northern Province was badly affected by the war, the people living in this province face economic problems. He demanded the UN Resident Coordinate to initiate plans to get them out.
The UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka said that the meeting with the Governor was very fruitful and said he would pay attention to the Governor’s requests.
Secretary to the Governor L.Ilaangovan and Chief Secretary of Northern Province A.Pathinathan were also present in this meeting.