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UNDP, HelpAge support resettled families

HelpAge Programme Manager Chaminda de Silva presenting fishing gear to a fisher family in Mullaitivu. HelpAge official Swarna Ekanayake is also present.
HelpAge Programme Manager Chaminda de Silva presenting fishing gear to a fisher family in Mullaitivu. HelpAge official Swarna Ekanayake is also present.

Nearly 200 families who were displaced from Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu to other parts of Sri Lanka and India during the conflict returned to their homeland recently and they were provided with livelihood support by HelpAge Sri Lanka (HASL) in collaboration with the United Nations Development programme (UNDP) under an initiative funded by the British High Commission. HelpAge distributed agricultural equipment, fishing gear and various other equipment worth over Rs. 12 million to over 100 families.

HelpAge Executive Director Samantha Liyanawaduge said the equipment distribution programme was useful for returnees who arrived back in their traditional homes. Representatives from Divisional Secretariats and District Secretariat offices and other Government officials were present.