OfERR (Ceylon) has organized a special conference with government officers at Kachchery office,Trincomalee on 18th of August 2016. Assistant Government Agents, District and Land Registrars, Development Officers from several areas including Muthur, Eachchilampaththu, Verugal, Kinniya, Morawewa, Kuchchaveli, Thampalakamam and Town and Gravets were present in this meeting.
The Assistant Government Agent, Mr. N. Pratheepan, explained the current status of the Sri Lankan refugee returnees and the government initiatives towards the returnees.For example,mobile documentation clinics that have been conducted at the Kachchery office to assist returns on their documentation needs.Additionally, he also added other voluntary organisations support on livelihood, housing and water and sanitation.
The District Project Coordinator, A.S.K.A.Anton Raj, OfERRCeylon, represented the OfERRCeylon’s current achievements for refugee returns such as Permanent housing, Livelihood, Toilets, Civil Documents, Land, Job opportunities and Food Relief Items (FRI) to strength the rehabilitation and resettle them in Sri Lanka.
Furthermore, this meeting was helpful to identify and understand their responsibilities to strengthen the return process of the Sri Lankan refugees.