Economic strengthening programme and distribution ceremony of supporting aids to disabled people was held at the main hall of Kilinochchi District Cooperative Board on 15th May 2013. Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Douglas Devananda and Governor of Northern Province GA Chandrasiri participated as chief guests.
Those who lost their limbs were provided with 2000 rupees at first stage. Minister Douglas Devananda , Governor G A Chandrasiri and parliamentarian M.Chandrakumar offered the cheques. Above all, every week 5 people with limb loss are going to receive assistances on priority basis. “An artificial limb producing factory is to be set in Kilinochchi at a cost of 12 million rupees very soon.” Minister said.
In his address Governor stated that a scholarship scheme will be introduced to the children from the family which lost their limbs during the war or natural cause. It is necessary to find disabled people from other districts of Northern Province and fulfill their needs. For this purpose large amount of fund is spent every year through Ministry of Social Services and other projects.
Govt. Agent of Kilinochchi District Roobavathy Ketheeswaran and Karachchi DS Division Secretary Nageswaran also took part at this event.