President Empowers Jaffna
* Scheduled to attend several public events
* Will commission 24 MW power plant
President Mahinda Rajapaksa will make a two day
tour of the Jaffna peninsula beginning today, where he will
participate in religious ceremonies and public events organized by
Northern Province Governor G A Chandrasiri. While in Jaffna he will
open the Chunnakam Thermal Power Plant - Uthuru Jananee - today, and
a new building complex for the Jaffna Teaching Hospital tomorrow.
The President will ceremonially open the new power
plant on the invitation of Power and Energy Minister Pavithra
Governor Chandrasiri said the Power Plant with a
24MW capacity will ensure an uninterrupted power supply to the
people of Jaffna which will bring about a change in the lives of the
people of the North.
The President is scheduled to preside over the
District Development Special Meeting along with Ministers Basil
Rajapaksa who heads the Presidential Task Force on Northern
Development and Minister Douglas Devananda.
This meeting will be held at the Jaffna Tilko
President Rajapaksa will also attend religious
ceremonies at Nainathivu Nagapoosani Amman Hindu Kovil and Nagadeepa
Temple today. On his way to Nagadeepa the President will open the
pier built by the Navy making it easy for the pilgrims to visit the
On Wednesday President Rajapaksa will open the new
wing of the Jaffna Teaching Hospital constructed at a cost of Rs
2,600 million and funded by JAICA.
This will have all the modern facilities to meet
the requirements of the patients. The facilities include ICU unit,
Operation Theatre, Scanning Unit and Laboratory. The facilities will
help improve the healthcare of the Northern People, Chandrasiri
Courtesy : Daily News