Colombo & Jaffna Media Educated on Release of Land to Civilians

2015_06_10_6A team of media personnel representing 44 electronic and print media based in Colombo and Jaffna visited lands newly released from the Palaly Military Cantonment in order to get firsthand experience on the process on June 10, 2015. They were initially educated on release of lands in different stages since the end of the Humanitarian Operation in 2009 during briefing conducted at Headquarters Security Force – Jaffna (SF-J), Palaly.

Responding to questions raised by journalists during briefing, Commander SF-J Major General Nandana Udawatta revealed that 99.44% of contaminated areas have been cleared of mines and humanitarian demining is being continued by the Army Engineers and foreign demining agencies in the remaining area.

He further added that Jaffna is safe in the aspect of security and no terrorist activity has disturbed the Jaffna life after the war ended. Journalists from both government and private media firms joined the visit organized by the Media Centre, Ministry of Defence.

The delegation was headed by Military Spokesman Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera. Senior officers of the SF – J were also present on the media briefing.

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Media Workshop for SF – J Officers Successfully Ends

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The six day training programme organized by Security Force Jaffna (SF – J) for senior Army officers serving in Jaffna on Mass Communication and Mass Media successfully ended on 19th July with award ceremony at Kankesanthurai Thalsevana Holiday Resort.

Brigade Commanders, Battalion Commanders and senior staff officers attended the course organized on concept of Commander SF – J Major General Udaya Perera. Jaffna intellectuals such as Rev. Fr. Ruban Mariyampillai, Lecturer in mass communication and mass media of Jaffna University and former Vice Chancellor of Jaffna University Prof. S. Balasundarampillai, Military Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya and journalists from Colombo conducted lectures and practical sessions during the course.

Maj. Gen. Udaya Perera and senior officers handed over certificates to participants and awards to student officers who showed best performance.

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