Canadian Defence Advisor in Jaffna

(November 08, Jaffna , Sri Lanka Guardain) Army Canadian Defence Advisor Colonel Richard Ryaer Burbidge recently visited Jaffna to get firsthand experience of the humanitarian activities being carried out by the Security Forces in Jaffna.

The visiting diplomat, after being received at the Security Forces Headquarters Jaffna (SFHQ-J), was briefed by the Jaffna Commander Major General G.A. Chandrasiri on the contribution of the Security Forces to maintain welfare for the civilians even after the closure of A-9 Main Supply Route.

Maj. Gen. G.A. Chandrasiri explained about the activities of Citizens’ Committees, distribution of food and other essential items, medical clinics constantly conducted by the Army and de-mining process in effect.

Col. Richard Ryaer Burbidge also met Jaffna Town Sector Commandant Brigadier J.R. Kulatunge who gave a full account of the civilians’ life in Jaffna town.

Subsequent to the meeting, this Senior Canadian Military Officer visited Jaffna Fort, Nallur Hindu temple and a few other places of importance.

To mark the visit of Col. Richard Ryaer Burbidge, Jaffna Commander presented a memento to him who placed his signature in the Visitors’ Book before leaving for Colombo.
- Sri Lanka Guardian