NorthEast Governor pays surprise visit to Jaffna

[TamilNet, Friday, 05 November 2004, 00:42 GMT]
North East Provincial Governor (retd) Major General Asoka Jayawardene Thursday paid a surprise visit to Jaffna municipal library, district secretariat sources said. Jaffna Government Agent Mr.S.Pathmanathan, Jaffna Municipal Commissioner Dr.S.Gunarasa and provincial council officials accompanied him.

Earlier, his visit to Jaffna scheduled for Wednesday was reported to have been cancelled at the last minute due to warning by civil groups that they would hold demonstration against the visit.

However Major General Jayawardene arrived in Palaly military base Wednesday evening and stayed there. He held discussion with the Sri Lanka Army top officials and visited the Tellipalai cancer hospital, which is located in the Palaly high security zone Wednesday, military sources said.

On Thursday Major General Jayawardene arrived in Jaffna town with heavy security and visited the Jaffna municipal library. Although the destroyed Jaffna municipal library has been renovated it needs about five million rupees a month for its maintenance, chief librarian Mr.S.Thanabalasingham told the Governor, sources said.

A request has been made to the Governor to take steps to allocate funds for the maintenance of the library, as the municipal council is not in a position to provide such funds, sources said.

Major General Jayawardene suggested to municipal authorities to strengthen the computer unit of the library.

 

Latest 15 Reports
14.10.19 23:48   Photo
Tamil parties in North-East stipulate ‘acid test’ terms to SL presidential candidates
13.10.19 22:15   Photo
SL Governor's latest land grab poses danger to archaeological traces of Eezham Tamils
12.10.19 22:23   Photo
Monks step up campaign against Muslims, want to carve out Sinhala colony in Ampaa'rai
11.10.19 22:07   Photo
Vote for Self-Determination, reject major candidates for more effective boycott
10.10.19 23:31   Photo
SL Police intensifies restrictions on Saiva devotees at disputed ‘chaitya’ hilltop in East
09.10.19 20:17  
Indian Coast Guard trespassed into waters off Jaffna, 18 fishers detained since 03 October
08.10.19 18:43  
Divisional Secretary, TNA MPs must act to release Chegnchoalai lands: civil activist
07.10.19 23:12   Photo
Heinous act by HRCSL: former orphans of Chegnchoalai on the brink of losing lands
06.10.19 12:21  
EPDP joins Jaffna protest against desecration of Neeraaviyadi temple
05.10.19 22:06  
Families inheriting lands from parents refused of land registration in Moothoor East
04.10.19 21:50  
SL Archaeology, Police continue to disturb Tamils’ right to worship at Vedukku-naa'ri hilltop
03.10.19 19:16  
Raghavan plans to distribute uncultivatable lands to Tamils to compensate for loss of fertile lands
02.10.19 22:28   Photo
No place for human rights in China’s white paper for future world
01.10.19 18:26  
Genocidal Sri Lanka hits back at UN, claims it passed ‘litmus test’ on human rights in 2019
30.09.19 20:49  
SL military, police, traders, exert pressure on civil authorities in Mannaar to alienate lands
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=13312