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Under the Food Security Project supported by Caritas Norway, an event to mark World Food Day was held at Kaluthavalai in Ampara District with the participation of Rev. Fr. Geron de Lima, Director of Caritas EHED Batticaloa and the Lead Farmers and beneficiaries of the Food Security Project as well as officials of the Dept. of Agriculture and Divisional Secretariat of Kalmunai. Among others who participated were Diocesan Staff of the Food Security Project in Caritas Batticaloa and the Project Coordinator in the Caritas National Centre Ms. Nilani Tissera under whose guidance and promotion the Food Security Project is implemented in Batticaloa and Ampara Districts.
World Food Day is marked worldwide as a day of action against hunger and as a way of raising awareness on the need for international cooperation to fight global poverty.