Local News from Sri Lanka: High Commissioner for Australia in Sri Lanka David Holly visited Batticaloa yesterday at the invitation of the Batticaloa District Secretariat together with First Assistant Secretary for South and West Asia Division Dr. Lachian Strahan, Councillor Development Assistance Dr. Thomas Davies and Team Leader David Ablett.
He was greeted by the three communities ‘ cultural troops. The Tamil group described their traditional dances as the Muslims conducted their usual raban dance and they were entertained by the Burghers with a folk dance kafrincha.
He was provided with the development plan for Batticaloa Fort and the debate followed on the different elements of tourism growth in Batticaloa. The projects supported by Australian Aid in combination with the Ministry of Skill Development and Tourism as part of their abilities for inclusive growth plan.
Participated in the Batticaloa District Additional Government Agent S.Srikanth, Punniyamoorthy Director of Planning and executives from different industries.