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Talks on Kachchativu feast

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

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