Talks on Kachchativu feast
A meeting to discuss arrangements for the annual
feast of St. Anthony's Church, Kachchativu was held at Jaffna
District Secretariat recently. Minister of Traditional Industries
and Small Enterprise Development KN Douglas Devananda and Governor,
Northern Province GA Chandrasiri co-chaired the meeting.
The feast will be held from February 22-24. The
meeting focused on transport and other logistics for devotees. They
discussed the resumption of the Vadatharakai boat service and fixing
new engines for Kumudini boats. The difficulties on constructing a
jetty at Delft for Vadatharakai and problems in deepening the jetty
were also discussed at the meeting.
It was decided to hire three modern boats for the
festival and they would be used for public transport to Delft. A
discussion in this regard was held with the Secretary, Ministry of
Ports and Highways Development. GA Sundaram Arumainayagam,
Parliamentarian Sylvesthiri Allentin, Naval officials, Chief
Engineer, Road Development Authority and Chairman of the Delft
Pradeshiya Sabha were also present at the meeting.
Courtesy: Sunday Observer