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A German-funded Technical College in Jaffna

Nov 7, 2010 5:08:44 AM - itnnews.lk

A high profile delegation of German Parliamentarians is to propose the setting up of a German-funded Technical College in the North.

The German Parliamentarians is led by Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group on South Asia, Petra Ernstberger. They are on a four-day visit to assess the progress of reconstruction and development. The delegation is to recommend that a German Technical College should be built in Jaffna, on the lines of the two German Technical Colleges already operating in Katubedda and Batticaloa. While this is the first visit by a delegation of German MPs since the end of the war, the delegates are scheduled meet with public officials, civil society representatives and religious dignitaries.

During its tour of the Northern Province, they witnessed the progress of the ongoing joint German-Sri Lankan cooperation efforts in demining and resettlement programmes, funded through German Technical Coopertation. Germany wants to assist Sri Lanka in its transformation from a country at war to a society living in peace. In that respect, The German Ambassador Jens Plotner said this visit will give German politicians a first-hand impression on progress made an challenges ahead.