Opening of New Central Bus Stand at Nelliyady

17341883283_3b30afba0eThe newly constructed Central Bus Stand in the Nelliyady Town was ceremonially declared open  by the Chief Minister Justice C.V.Wigneswaran on 21 May 2015.

In the presence of Provincial Minister of Fisheries & Transport B.Deniswaran, on the invitation by the Vadamaradchchi South West Pradeshiya Sabah Chairman P. Viyakesu .This Bus stand was constructed by Vadamaradchchi South West Pradeshiya Sabah with the Provincial council funds.

Provincial Council members, Secretary to the Chief Minister R.Varatheeswaran, Secretary – Provincial Minister of Fisheries & Transport S. Sathiyaseelan, officials and general public were present at this event.

http://www.np.gov.lk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3353:opening-of-new-central-bus-stand-at-nelliyady-22-may-2015&catid=9&Itemid=116

Mobile service conducted at Pandiyankulam, Mullaithivu – 18 June 2015

18950598595_0f0345a801A Mobile Service was organized by the Northern Provincial Council in collaboration with District Secretariat, Mullaitivu on 18 June 2015 at Palinagar Mahavidyalayam in Pandiyankulam seek solution to the public’s problem.

It was organized under the guidance and chairmanship of Chief Minister Justice C.V.Wigneswaran. On the same day newly constructed two storied science & Technology Laboratory declared opened by the Chief Minister and handed over to the Students.

The Mobile service was ceremonially inaugurated by the Chief Minister and Peoples’ problems were listened and solutions were given. During this mobile service, 100 landless families received land deeds from the Chief Minister. At this mobile service Wanni district Parliamentarians, Provincial Ministers, Mullaitivu district Provincial Council Members, Addl. Govt. Agent, Mullaitivu, Provincial Council Secretaries, Heads of Departments and Divisional Secretaries from Thunukkai and Pandiyankulam were also participated.

Around the 2900 complaint were received during the mobile service, instant solutions were sought around 2300 complaints, remaining complaints were treated for further action.

http://www.np.gov.lk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3376:mobile-service&catid=9&Itemid=116

Housing assistance to the war affected people in the Northern Province – 17 June 2015

18296672704_3293a27d66

Under the guidance of Chief Minister of Northern Province, Justice C.V.Wigneswaran, Chief Minister’s Ministry provided the financial assistance to the war affected people who are below poverty line in Northern Province for construction of permanent houses under PSDG fund.

Chief Minister has given the first payment to the beneficiaries at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat on 17 June 2015. 09 beneficiaries received the first payment under this scheme.

Secretary to the Chief Minister R. Varatheeswaran chaired the event. Ministry’s Chief Accountant P. Jeyarajah was present also in this event.

Chief Minister laid down the foundation stone for a house at Navatkuli also.

http://www.np.gov.lk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3374:ghgjghjh&catid=9:min-cm&Itemid=116

Sri Lankan minister calls on poets to help unite a divided nation

A view of Ella in Uva province: poets are being asked to turn their attention from poems extolling the nation’s beauty to rethinking what it means to be Sri Lankan. Photograph: WestEnd61/Rex

A view of Ella in Uva province: poets are being asked to turn their attention from poems extolling the nation’s beauty to rethinking what it means to be Sri Lankan. Photograph: WestEnd61/Rex

For centuries, the poets of Sri Lanka have sung the praises of the island nation’s stunning physical beauty – and spoken too of the conflicts that have torn it apart. Now, the government is looking to the country’s literature to heal the wounds of a brutal civil war.

Rajiva Wijesinha, the recently appointed minister for higher education, has called on universities to organise programmes of poetry, along with sports, drama and dance, to “bring together” the largely Buddhist Sinhala majority and the largely Hindu Tamil minority.

“The arts are important. They can only be a part of a much broader effort, but should not be neglected. Nothing will make everyone happy but you can reduce the intensity of grief and anger,” Wijesinha, who recently published an anthology of poetry translated into English from both the main local languages, Sinhala and Tamil.

Continue reading

Canteen Facility in Jaffna Old Park Premises – 15 January 2015

canteen 2

“A food serving center is an essential service at a public place. Jaffna Old Park has been a cynosure to many in the District, a canteen facility is a timely need of the hour. This will also improve the basic facilities of the premises. Further it will attract more visitors to the premises. Jaffna Old Park has become a common leisure time entertaining place for many including children and adults.It is ideal that the canteen was opened on a special day – Thai Pongal day.”

A canteen was opened in Jaffna Old Park for public use. A ceremony in this regards was held on 15thJanuary 2014.

This canteen was constructed under the guidance of the Governor of the Northern Province GA Chandrasiri for the use of children and public who visit Children Park and Adventure Park.

Secretary to the Governor L.Ilaangovan, Asst. Secretary to the Governor JX Selvanayagam, Asst. Secretary of Jaffna Regional Commissioner Office S.Annadurai and Commissioner of Jaffna Municipal Council S.Pranavanthan participated at this event.

http://www.np.gov.lk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3258:canteen-facility-in-jaffna-old-park-premises-15-january-2015&catid=8&Itemid=114

SF-J Harmony Centre Ready to Provide IT Training to Jaffna Children

2014_11_09_4

In recognition of civic-oriented welfare projects being carried out by the Army in Jaffna, “We Are One Sri Lanka”, an organization based in UK showed its solidarity by donating 18 computers to Security Force Jaffna (SF-J) on Sunday (09) morning. Mr. Mohan Samarasinghe representing the organization handed over the computers, each to the value of Rs. 80,000/=, to Major General Priyatha Jayasundara, General Officer Commanding 52 Division at the “Harmony Centre” at Thalayalai, Kokuvil East.

Computers will be used to give training to Jaffna children on Information Technology at the Harmony Centre established on concept of Commander SF-J Major General Udaya Perera with purpose of helping people of Jaffna on requirements in spheres of education, health, fisheries, women empowerment and so on.

The donation was coordinated by Commanding Officer 6th Sri Lanka Signal Corps Lieutenant Colonel Chandana Arangalla.

“We Are One Sri Lanka” is conducting many community projects in many areas in the North.

http://www.cimicjaffna.lk/Cimicnews_2014_11_09.php

Workshop on Second National Language held at Kopay Training College – 08 November 2014

15741342722_1fc07e0653

A two-day workshop on Second National Language has been organized at Kopay Teachers’ Training College on 08th and 09th November. Governor of Northern Province GA Chandrasiri participated as Chief Guest at the inauguration ceremony of the workshop.

Students of Trilingual Learning Center of Northern Province participated at this workshop.

http://www.np.gov.lk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3202:workshop-on-second-national-language-held-at-kopay-training-college-08-november-2014&catid=8&Itemid=114

Construction Work of the Northern Expressway to Begin This Month

20141105_full

The construction work on the first phase of the Northern Expressway is scheduled to get underway this month. The four lane expressway will be built at a cost of approximately US$ 4 billion.

The Outer Colombo Circular Road, planned to be constructed from Enderamulla to Dambulla, will cover the main towns of Meerigama, Pothuhera, Kurunegala, Melsiripura and Galewela, under the first phase.

The entry way to Kandy will also be constructed as a part of this phase. It will begin from Pothuhera and end at Gannoruwa.

Project Minister of Highways, Ports and Shipping Mr. Nirmala Kothalawala said that the first phase of construction work will commence in Galewela, Galagedara, Rambukkana and Kurunegala later this month and is scheduled to be completed by 2018.

Source: Ministry of Highways, Ports and Shipping
Image Credit: Ministry of Defence and Urban Development

http://llrcaction.gov.lk/en/news/735-construction-work-of-the-northern-expressway-to-begin-this-month.html

Non-Communicable Diseases Medical Camp for Members of Governor’s Senior Citizens’ Club – 01 November 2014

15683399806_0be207eebf

Under the guidance of Governor of the Northern Province GA Chandrasiri, second Medical Camp for Non-Communicable Diseases was conducted for the members of Governor’s Seniors’ Citizen Club on 01 November 2014 at Mallakam Sribaskaran Hall.

At this camp, 06 medical officers including ENT specialist conducted the camp. More than 250 members participated and benefitted.

It was recommended by medical officers to issue spectacles for 65 senior citizens and hearing aids for 03 members.

It should be noted that wheel-chairs, white canes and spectacles are to be issued by Governor on 08thNovember 2014. Further, as per the request of the MOH of Tellipalai Dr.Nanthakumar, such type of medical camp will be conducted at resettled area of Keerimalai.

http://www.np.gov.lk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3187:non-communicable-diseases-medical-camp-for-members-of-governor-s-senior-citizens-club-01-november-2014&catid=8:min-gs&Itemid=114

Access to Electricity in Delft Island Nearing 100%

The Delft Island (known as Neduntheevu in Tamil), located off the northern-most tip of Sri Lanka, will soon be provided with electricity for 100 percent of its population. Earlier, less than 50 percent of the island’s population had access to a continuous supply of electricity, if at all.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, this week, ceremoniously commissioned the Delft East and Delft West electricity supply schemes from the Velanai Electricity Consumer Services Centre in Jaffna, which was also simultaneously declared open by the President.

The Deputy General Manager (Northern Province) of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and Project Director of the Uthuru Wasanthaya (“Northern Spring”) Programme Mr. D. K.P.U. Gunatilleke said three power generators were newly installed in Delft, and that will help meet the electricity needs of 98 percent of the island’s approximately 1,300 households. Previously, less than half of the population in Delft had access to electricity.

“The power supply was scattered at that time due to infrastructure constrains,” Mr. Gunatilleke said. “Therefore, the families were not able to receive electricity around the clock.

The Delft Island, which has an area of 40 sq km, was severely affected by the conflict. Since travelling to and from the Island required moving across land or sea that was susceptible to heavy fighting, there was hardly any movement of people or goods between Delft and Sri Lanka’s mainland, thus isolating the people of the island for decades.

Following the commissioning, President Rajapaksa travelled to Delft, becoming the first head of state to do so.

The CEB began supplying uninterrupted electricity to Delft in 2011 with the support of the Sri Lanka Navy. Mr. Gunatilleke assured that “Delft Island will soon enjoy 100 percent electricity supply” with the opening of the new power supply schemes.

http://llrcaction.gov.lk/en/news/726-access-to-electricity-in-delft-island-nearing-100.html