Monday, August 28, 2006

Senior Sri Lankan Minister visiting PEI

Source: August 28, 2006 - The Guardian

The Sri Lankan Minister of Housing and Construction Industries, Ferial Ashraff, was on the Island on the weekend for meetings with Canadian Agro Sustainability Partnership (CASP) Inc. Ashraff is a senior minister in the government of Sri Lanka. She is also the minister responsible for tsunami reconstruction in Ampara District, which suffered a loss of 10,000 lives and $600 million in property damage from the December 26, 2004, tsunami. CASP reports to Ashraff in its Ampara District master plan reconstruction activities.

While in PEI, Ashraff was scheduled to meet with CASP on the master plan and discuss an additional role proposed for CASP to facilitate housing and community development reconstruction in Sri Lanka. Today, the minister will travel to western PEI with CASP management to visit Future Tech in O’Leary, North Cape wind project, Tignish community co-ops and West Prince Ventures.