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* Japan grants Rs.90 million to uplift livelihoods of returnees in Northern and Eastern Sri Lanka
Sat, Feb 2, 2013, 01:46 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 01, Colombo: The Government of Japan has extended US$723,568 (approximately Rs. 90 million) to a Japanese Non-Governmental Organization working on uplifting the lives of returnees in Northern and Eastern Sri Lanka.

The funds from the Government of Japan are granted to the Japanese NGO, JEN under the Japan-NGO cooperation Grant scheme for a "Project on Livelihood Assistance for Returnees in the North and East of Sri Lanka" to improve the livelihood of the resettled communities in the North and East

The project will support to rehabilitate and uplift livelihood of the people through constructing agro-wells and providing necessary tools such as water pumps, and seeds and plants as well as workshops. It is envisaged that the project would facilitate stable water supply, ensure livelihood and food security, and improve income of nearly 350families directly and indirectly.

Japan has given high priority to support the reconstruction of the Northern and the Eastern provinces and to improving the living conditions of the people. Japan also extended its fullest support towards the peace process since it firmly believes that peace and reconciliation are pre-requisites for sustainable development and prosperity of Sri Lanka.

"JEN is an international NGO established in 1994 to provide victims of conflicts and natural disasters with emergency assistance and support for self-reliance across the globe. In Sri Lanka, JEN started its operations in the aftermath of the Tsunami in 2004. Soon after completing the operation, JEN has focused on assisting the people affected by the conflict in the East since 2007 and in the North since 2009," Ms. Watanabe, Administration and Finance Officer of Colombo Office of JEN has said.



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