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In Pictures: UK Minister Alistair Burt in Colombo & Jaffna, announces contribution to relief eff...

Feb 23, 2011 1:48:44 PM- transcurrents.com

Minister Alistair Burt, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Minister for South Asia, arrived in Sri Lanka on 21 February, 2011 for an official two-day visit.

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During his two-day visit to Sri Lanka, Minister Alistair Burt, FCO Minister for South Asia, announced that the UK will contribute a further £100,000 (approximately Rs.18 million) to flood relief efforts in the island.

Commenting on the announcement, the Minister said: "The recent flooding in Sri Lanka has caused great hardship to the communities affected, particularly those still recovering from conflict. I am pleased that the UK is able to offer financial assistance to help communities rebuild their livelihoods."

Earlier in the visit, the Minister announced a UK contribution of £3 million (approximately Rs.540 million) to demining work in Sri Lanka.

Alistair BurtForeign Office Minister, in conversation with pupils at the British Council, Colombo

At a demining site in Veemankamam

Minister Alistair Burt chats with Adam Jasinski, Sri Lanka Country Manager of UK demining agency, the HALO Trust, at a demining site in Veemankamam, Jaffna, during the Minister's visit to the Jaffna District.

Visiting a demining site

Minister Alistair Burt visited a demining site in Veemankamam, Jaffna, being cleared by the UK demining agency, the HALO Trust.

Visiting a demining site

The Minister is briefed before visting a demining site being cleared by the UK demining agency, the HALO Trust, in Veemankamam, Jaffna. Also in the picture is John Rankin, British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka.

A short briefing on demining work in Sri Lanka

Minister Burt and his team were given a briefing by Adam Jasinski, Country Manager for the HALO Trust before visiting a demining site in Tellipalai.

At the Tellipalai Divisional Secretariat

Minister Burt examines a model of the Jaffna district during his visit to the Tellipalai Divisional Secretariat. Also in the photo is British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, John Rankin.

Meeting resettled families in Viththakapuram, Tellipalai

The Minister met a resettled community at Viththakapuram, in Tellipalai, Jaffna.

Meeting a resettled community

The Minister met a resettled community at Viththakapuram, in Tellipalai, Jaffna.

Meeting resettled families in Tellipalai

Minister Alistair Burt met resettled families in the Tellipalai area in Jaffna.

Resettled families at Tellipalai

The Minister met a group of resettled families at Tellipalai, Jaffna.

Courtesy call on the Bishop of Jaffna

FCO Minister Alistair Burt and the British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, John Rankin, called on the Bishop of Jaffna, Rt. Rev. Dr. Thomas Savundranayagam, during the Minister's visit to Jaffna.

Meeting the Bishop of Jaffna

Minister Alistair Burt met the Bishop of Jaffna, Rt. Rev. Dr. Thomas Savundranayagam, at the Bishop's House, during his visit to Jaffna.

Meeting with the Jaffna governor

FCO Minister Alistair Burt met the Jaffna Governor, Major Gen. G A Chandrasiri at the Jaffna Library.

Meeting the Jaffna Governor

Minister Burt met the Jaffna Governor, Major Gen. G A Chandrasiri during his visit to the Jaffna peninsula.

Launching the vernacular websites

Minister Burt launched the Sinhala and Tamil lanugage websites of the British High Commission in Colombo. Also in the photo is British High Commissioner to Colombo, John Rankin. ~ Pictures courtesy of: UK in Sri Lanka ~ British High Commission, Colombo, Sri Lanka ~