Street lamps have been installed in Vavuniya and Mannar towns to light up infrastructure and thoroughfares that were plunged into darkness during the separatists war. A sum of Rs. 9 million was spent to repair the injured street lighting under Uthuru Wasanthaya program, the Ceylon Electricity plank Project Manager for the Northern region Gratian Muthukudaarachchi told the Sunday Observer.
"We have decided to hand over the street illumination to the Government Agents of these regions," he said.
He said following the separatists war Urban Councils and Town Councils in the Northern province that maintained street lighting fell into disuse. Several areas in the Jaffana district will also be provided with electrical energy when work at the Kokavil broadcast is completed under two phases following the construction of a Tower. The second stage will be completed when transmission work begins. The construction work at the Mankulam-Killinochchi power line that began lately will be completed when the Power line reaches Kokavil in three weeks time. "Electricity will be provided much earlier to these areas from a generator," the Project boss said.
Meanwhile 400 transformers will be installed from Weli-Oya along the coastal line up to Mannar and the villages in the A -9 road and settlements of the five districts that comprise Mannar, Vavuniya, Mullaitivu, Killinochchi and Jaffna.
Courtesy ; Sunday Observer