Minister wants speedy resettlement
Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Minster
Douglas Devananda instructed officials to take immediate action to
resettle those to be resettled in the Thenmarachchi area providing them
land, houses, other infrastructure facilities and agricultural equipment
and space for cultivation on a priority basis.
He said so chairing the Thenmarachchi Divisional Development Council
meeting at the Thenmarachchi Divisional Secretariat recently.
The minister also instructed the Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman to take
steps to prevent destruction caused to cultivation by stray cattle,
goats and wild animals, such as, monkeys and boar.
The minister said it was necessary that state officials,
representatives of voluntary organizations and people's representatives
to express their views by participating development council meetings so
that solutions to problems could be arrived at with least delay.
EPDP Jaffna District MP Sylvestri Alantin, Anjalidevi Sathyasheelan
and officials of the Army and police also participated .