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Canadian Envoy in the north, extends support for its economic stability


Canadian High Commissioner David McKinnon was in the north recently to extend support for its economic stability. He visited Thiruvaiyaru Educated Youth Project of Agriculture Products Consumers Cooperative Society (TEYCS) in Kilinochchi and initiated "Fruits Collection, Storage, Value Addition, Processing and Sales Centre" to the community.

Ms. Jennifer Hart, Counsellor, Political, Economic and Trade and Sundaram Arumainayaham, District Secretary of Kilinochchi were among those present at the handing over of the Cooperative Society Centre, supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) under the Agro-Economic Development Project (ADP).

District Secretary of Killinochchi Suntharam Arumainayaham thanking the initiatives observed: "This value addition center for locally produced agriculture products will support the community to go a long way in the future and to ensure sustainability in their livelihoods".

Canadian envoy David McKinnon, stated: "The Government of Canada is proud to support the work of UNDP and FAO as these projects play an important role in reconciliation and rehabilitation through the economic sustainability of the Northern Province. Canada is pleased to be able to support these interventions to make an impact in peoples' lives."



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