Monday, October 19, 2009

Northern Province Local Government Symposium inaugurated

The Northern Provincial Local Government Symposium commenced yesterday, 18th October, at Jaffna Central College. The symposium was organized by the section of Local Government of Northern Provincial Council with the help and leadership of Ministry of Local Government and Provincial Councils.
Northern Province Governor Major General GA Chandrasiri and minister of communal Services and Social wellbeing Douglas Devananda declared open the first day's sitting as Chief Guests.
Local bodies in Jaffna have already implemented 359 projects at a cost of Rs. 1445.71 million to develop the local government sector. The symposium plans to teach people on this Northern development drive, initiated by the President.
Under the Uthuru Wasanthaya concept, areas in the Jaffna peninsula and surrounding islands consisting of 15 Pradeshiya divisional sectary regions and 225 Grama Niladari divisions are to be developed.
An display will go after the Symposium and scheduled to be finished today, 19th October.

First Lady donates ultrasound scanning probe to Navy hospital

First Lady Madam Shiranthi Rajapaksa donated an ultrasound scanning vaginal probe for the benefit of Naval personnel and their families on the 15th of October 2009. The sophisticated gear worth Rs. 403,200/= was presented to the Naval Hospital of the Western Naval Command fulfilling a long-felt need which had been in continued existence as the time when the armed forces of visiting obstetricians and gynecologists were obtained by the Sri Lanka Navy.
The equipment was formally handed over to the Director General (Health Services) Surgeon Rear Admiral NELW Jayasekera at a rite held at the Naval Hospital.
First Lady inquired into the wellbeing of the Naval personnel who are in receipt of checkup action at the sanatorium and presented them with gift parcels.

Monday, October 12, 2009

New Kinniya bridge to be opened for public

The new Kinniya bridge constructed at a cost of Rs. 720 million will be opened for general public on 20th October, Ministry of Highways and Road Development said.
This is a great achievement and a clear proof of the Government's labors for settlement and growth in North and East.
The bridge one of the longest bridges in Sri Lanka was funded by the Saudi Arabian Government. The inhabitants of Kinniya said the dream of the people in the area has turn out to be a reality because of this new bridge.
The public convey from Muttur to Pottuvil will also be hassle free via this bridge. Meanwhile, the building work of the Oddamavady bridge is also nearing conclusion and it will be handed over to the public by the officials of the Highways Department, Batticaloa.

Navy Chief attends 19th Sea Power symposium at Newport -USA

Sri Lankan Navy Chief, Vice Admiral TSG Samarasinghe RSP, VSV, USP, ndc, psc, DISS, along with his Indian complement Admiral Nirmal Varma have gained the possibility of attendance the 19th Sea authority Symposium, currently being conducted by the United States Navy at the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island.
The symposium attended by 96 Chiefs of Navies of the earth and 15 other heads of naval delegations is the highest naval gathering held under one roof in history.
Both Naval Chiefs are distinguished alumnae of the Naval War College of the USA, having graduated from Naval Staff College in 1991 and Naval Command College in 1997 in that order.