The Government of Japan will continue its proactive support for the recovery in the conflict affected areas through military, and to the overall development of Sri Lanka in cooperation with the Government of Sri Lanka as well as the international community and NGOs, Japanese Ambassador Nobuhito Hobo said yesterday. Japan has partnered with UNICEF to extend support to the Family Tracing and Reunification Project. A funding grant of US$ 445,000 will be used to help families looking for their missing children, provide psychosocial support and build capacity of probation and childcare services. Hobo, UNICEF representative to Sri Lanka Reza Hossaini and Major General G. A. Chandrasiri, Military Governor of the Northern Province attended the launch ceremony held at the Japanese Ambassador’s Residence. The Lessons Learned Reconciliation Commission report highlighted the importance of the work being done for tracing missing children by Government Agencies including the Department of Probation and Child Care in the Northern Province and UNICEF.]]>

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