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U.S. renovates public market damaged by the conflict in Northern Sri Lanka

2013 Sep 09

The United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele J. Sison and Mission Director of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Sherry Carlin opened the newly renovated Mullaitivu public market on September 5, which is expected to enhance livelihood opportunities and bring local communities together.

The market, renovated at a cost of US$ 416,000 (approximately Rs. 54 million) after being damaged by the conflict and the December 2004 tsunami, will not only provide easy access to goods and increase incomes, but will also foster social integration among multi- ethnic communities resettling in the area, the Embassy said in a release.

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