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Sep 23, 2011 8:01:22 PM - itnnews.lk

New facilities are to be provided for tourists who are visiting the North. The Tourists are also very much interested in visiting commemorative locations of the humanitarian operations.

The number of tourists visiting places such as Jaffna. Nagadeepa and Mullaitivu is on the increase with the end of the conflict. They are also displaying much interest to visit Puthukudiyiruppu, Wellamulli-waikkal and Nanthikadal, where the final battle against the terrorists took place.  The Sri Lanka Army has taken the initiative of granting special facilities to these visitors. In addition to canteens, sanitary facilities have also been provided to the visitors and several places along the A-9 Highway. Deputy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya during a visit had cordial talks with the visitors. The people expressed their gratitude to the Government for developing and providing facilities to the Jaffna Peninsula within a short period, after the total elimination of terrorism.