The United Nations has assured further assistance to develop the Eastern Province.
A UN Aid delegation headed by. Neil Bhune met Eastern Governor Mohan Wijewickrema recently. Their discussions centred on the progress achieved in the development programmies launched in the Province. The UN team appreciated the current programmes launched by the Government. Members of the delegation expressed their willingness to extend further assistance to develop the Eastern Province. They were amazed over the vast progress achieved in the tourism and agriculture sectors in the province. They were of the view that the Province had developed to a considerable extend with the total elimination of terrorism.