His Excellency, The High Commissioner of Britain, James Dauris paid a visit to Muslim Aid Sri Lanka’s Field Office premises in Muthur, Trincomalee.
As a British based relief and development agency, Muslim Aid welcomed the envoys as a show of solidarity with the British High Commission and presented the organization’s staff and Muslim Aid’s role in Sri Lanka to the delegation. The meeting was arranged during the High Commissioner’s official visit to the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka on Monday, 01st of July 2019.
The assembly served as a platform to highlight some of Muslim Aid’s important work and its commitment to the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The High Commissioner was accompanied by Colonel Ashman, the Defense Adviser to the British High Commission and Jovita Arulanantham, Political Officer at the British High Commission. Muslim Aid’s stake holders, including beneficiaries, partner organizations’ representatives and community & faith leaders, offered their testimonies and reviewed activities and challenges faced by Muslim Aid in the new context of renewed tension in the country. They discussed how the organization is looking to revive social cohesion and reconciliation in the country, through peace-building and co-existence programmes.