More money for tsunami victims to find work

Norway gives Rs 180 million ( around US$ 1.8 mn) to the International Labour Organization (ILO) to “speed up” tsunami rehabilitation in Sri Lanka. Norway gives Rs 180 million ( around US$ 1.8 mn) to the International Labour Organization (ILO) to “speed up” tsunami rehabilitation in Sri Lanka. “We see the necessity to speed up the tsunami reconstruction work and are happy to contribute to TAFREN’s efforts for social- and economic reconstruction and poverty reduction”, said Norwegian ambassador Hans Brattskar, in a statement issued on Monday.

The Norwegian funding will go to TAFREN – the Sri Lankan government’s central tsunami rebuilding agency – as technical assistance, to restore livelihoods of tsunami victims.

“This project would provide technical assistance to TAFREN for coordination of the livelihood component of Government of Sri Lanka ‘s back to work program, and it would increase the institutional capacity of TAFREN to implement the income recovery program at national, district and divisional level,” says the statement.

The Ministry of Labour started its livelihood rehabilitation programme for tsunami victims only this mont