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British delegates promise mixed school for Jaffna

A team of British delegates led by British High Commissioner James Warren that toured Jaffna has pledged assistance towards establishing a mixed school for Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim students to promote communal amity and reconciliation as proposed by Northern Province Governor Reginald Cooray.

British State Minister for Asia and the Pacific region Mark Field and Consultant on Reconciliation Paul Green, who were in the team, had promised an active contribution towards development activities in the Northern Province during discussions they held with the Provincial Governor at his Office in Jaffna on October 7.

During discussions centred on the release of land in the North, the Governor had emphasised that arrangements were underway to release land to the civilians in keeping with the state policy and added that certain actions by extremists were hindering the process.

Governor Cooray said the releasing land accelerated when peace and harmony prevailed.