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Canadian city of Brampton to twin with Vavuniya

The Mayor of Brampton intends to sign a Sister City agreement in the coming weeks, that will see the Canadian city twin with Vavuniya in the North-East.
“Brampton is one of Canada’s most culturally and linguistically diverse municipalities, and is home to a growing and dynamic Tamil community of approximately 20,000 residents who are actively engaged in commerce, politics and charitable activities,” said Mayor Linda Jeffrey in a statement released last week. 
“This agreement would strengthen existing economic and cultural ties while encouraging commerce and the exchange of goods and services between Brampton, the Greater Toronto Area and Vavuniya,” she added.
The mayor went on to formally invite the Chief Minister of the Northern Province C V Wigneswaran to Brampton in early 2017, to sign the Sister City agreement.
The move comes after Jaffna twinned with the Royal Borough of Kingston in England earlier this year.

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