British Parliamentarians visit SLU Reconciliation Center - Mullaitivu
By Shuthi Waduacharige
It’s been 7 months since the inception of the Reconciliation Center in Mulliyavalai, Mullaitivu. We have witnessed the steady progression of the center in all its aspects such as education, center management, employability and sustainability. Although we still have a long way to go, we are determined to press forward to give our best to this deserving community.
After a brief tour of the Center, Lord Sheikh and MP Eleanor Laing officially opened the Communication Center - one of our steps towards self-sustainability. Students and community members will be able to get printouts, photocopies, laminate and have internet access at an affordable price. Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town opened the Canteen, another step towards towards making the Center self-sustainable. Students at the Center and those who come to the center for seminars, workshops, etc. will be able to purchase food at a reasonable price. We also hope to do small-scale catering within the community.
We were very much encouraged by the British delegation of parliamentarians who took the time to come to our Center. Although we desire no such acknowledgement, their presence was nevertheless uplifting.