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Housing for resettled families in Mullaitivu

His Excellency Heinz Walker-Nederkoon, Ambassador for Switzerland in Sri Lanka participated in the handing over of 210 houses built for war- affected families in the villages of Kallapadu South, Silavaththai, Mullivaikkal East and Mullivaikkal West in Mullaitivu District on 21st May 2015. These houses were built with funding assistance from Caritas Swiss under a project which included livelihood grants to 184 persons in the area as well. Among those present at this event were Rev Fr George Sigamoney, National Director of Caritas Sri Lanka, Very Rev Fr Justin Gnanapragasam, Vicar General of Jaffna Diocese, several Local Government officials of the area and members of the beneficiary families.

The Swiss Ambassador also opened a Community Centre in Vadduvakal for the use of members of the Women Rural Development Society (WRDS). It was built with financial support from Caritas Swiss and Swiss Solidarity. In addition, His Excellency donated a set of books to the library built in Silavaththai Tamil Vidyalayam with funding assistance from Caritas Swiss.

Meantime, Fr George Sigamoney donated school exercise books and stationery items sponsored by Caritas to students of Silavaththai Tamil Vidyalayam who had been successful in the Grade Five Scholarship and the GCE Ordinary Level examinations held recently.