The Norwegian ambassador, Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther this week visited projects funded by Norway in Jaffna district, including the Myladi harbour and the Thelippalai divisional secretariat area.
Mr Gaustadsæther opened a new multi-purpose building funded by the Norwegian government and facilitated by UNDP, as well as laying the foundation stone at a new processing and packing factory in Tellippalai.
"We have seen that our support has been an encouragement for displaced families to return to their origin and physically resettle to restore their lost livelihoods. We are happy that our efforts have been used in a more efficient manner and going to produce remarkable improvements in the social and economic development of needy families in the area. I am also happy to see that so many women have benefitted from our support," Mr Gaustadsæther was quoted by the Colombo Page as saying at the opening ceremony.