A delegation consisting of some of the directors and promoters of the IRDG, made representation to Mr Charitha Ratwatte Senior Advisor to the Hon. Prime Minister Head of the Policy Development Office of IRDGs agenda, focus and its views of the war affected regions in relation to the most vulnerable people of the area.
S Rangarajah outlined that the meeting was a part of IRDGs campaign and initiative to canvass for resources, capacity required to develop, implement projects and it is currently in the process of engaging all relevant stakeholders.
Naga Narendran introduced IRDGs community restoration plans to create rural jobs for the war affected vulnerable people by facilitating start-ups of commercially viable and sustainable micro and SME businesses.
The objective of the delegation was to canvass for appropriate policy settings that would be conducive and effectively facilitate IRDG in addressing the unique challenges of the war affected areas.
Mr Ratwatte recognised the need for such enabling policy setting and expressed the Government’s support for Civil Society Organisations that are transparent and accountable to enter and complement the government’s efforts to address the urgent needs of the people and creating much needed rural jobs.