United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, during his visit to North visited the project locations in Thellipalai, Jaffna of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), some of which were Norwegian funded.
In November 2015, Norway supported through UNDP Rs. 67 million to the newly resettled community in the Valalai and Thellipalai areas in Jaffna District to start their livelihoods. “I am delighted to see families are resettled in their origin of residence,” visiting UN Secretary General said while speaking to the resettled communities. He added that he could see a massive development in the North and thanked all the donor agencies and UN agencies supports towards the resettlement, reconciliation and peace in the war-affected areas and in the rest of the country.
In July, the government of Norway extended additional support to the recently resettled communities in Jaffna and Trincomalee districts through UNDP amounting to Rs. 142 million.