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.