HUDEC-Caritas Jaffna has organised an exposure visit under the Peace and Reconciliation Programme jointly with SED Galle on 4th, 5th and 6th May 2018. Forty four members from Kottavil and Velegama villages in Galle District went to Delft and stayed with the host families. Assistant Divisional Secretary, government officers and people belong to Sinhala Buddhist and Christians spent three days with the Delft people and shared their experience. Revd. Fr. Emil Paul, Parish Priest Delft and Revd. Fr. Augustin Fernando, Assistant Parish Priest made all the arrangements for their stay. Revd. Fr. S. Eugene Francis, Director of HUDEC-Caritas Jaffna presided over the event.
This exchange programme paved the way for the Sinhalese and Tamils to mingle with each other and create peace and reconciliation among themselves. Traditional games such as breaking pot, tug-of-war and cultural events were organised for the participants. Divisional Secretary, Delft, Grama Niladari and people from Delft also participated in these events. This exchange programme was organised under ‘Advocacy towards Reconciliation, Unity and Good Governance project’ of Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC.