Tamil Diplomat

No direct Foreign Aid to NCP, says the government

The Colombo Government will not allow any aid to be granted direct to the Northern Provincial Council, by the international Society, including the UN. All these aids will have to be channeled through the Government, said the Spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry, Maheshini Kollonne.

She was commenting on a recent statement by Stephan Djaric, the spokesman for UN General Secretary that the UN had decided to grant Technical and financial aids to the Northern Province.

The UN so far had only granted aid to the Re-settled persons through the Foreign Ministry, they cannot help directly, she said.