US interest in Sri Lanka went inland to the conflict riddled Eastern districts of Ampara and Batticaloa this week to emphasise the benefits of peace.
This week, the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Colombo James F. Entwistle, visited six USAID funded projects in Ampara and Batticaloa.rn
rnOn Monday, Entwistle met with residents of Muwangala, one of four Grama Nildhari divisions in which USAID is rehabilitating nearly two dozen irrigation canal sluice gates.rn
rnThis is expected to double the arable land available for sugar cane and paddy cultivation. rn
rnHe also inaugurated the expanded English training center in Akkaraipattu, signed a grant to provide boats and equipment to three fishing societies in Oluvil, and planted a tree at a community center in Sammanthurai.rn
rnOn Tuesday, Entwistle launched a computer training centre in Batticaloa and gifted furniture and equipment to the Chamber of Commerce.rn
rn”These projects represent a one hundred thousand dollar investment by t