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Media Release - Foreign Minister Prof. Peiris discusses follow - up action on matters raised at the Mobile Service “Access to Justice” in Jaffna

PeirisJusticeMinister of Foreign Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris chaired a meeting attended by the Minister of Justice Ali Sabry and the Member of Parliament Angajan Ramanath an on 21 March , 2022 to discuss follow - up action on matters which had been brought to the attention of the two Ministers by the people in Jaffna at a special Mobile Service held in Jaffna earlier this year. During this meeting , issues pertaining to the boundaries of wildlife sanctuaries, coastal conservation reservations in Jaffna, payment of compensation for the lands acquired for the expansion of Palaly Airport, Myladdy Harbor fishing problem andprevention of illegal sand mining in Kilinochchi were discussed, among other matters.

The two Ministers emphasized the need to resolve all matters raised by the people on an urgent basis . A further review event will be carried out in due course. Officials from the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Fisheries, Ministry of Ports and Shipping, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Land, Department of Wildlife, Department of Coast Conservation and Civil Aviation Authority attended the meeting.

The mobile service “Access to Justice” has been launched as a part of the Government’s reconciliation endeavors . The
Government intends to avail itself of these engagements to raise public awareness on the Government’s policies as well as the pr iority it places in obtaining public opinion for the better delivery of people - centric plans.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombo, 24 March , 2022