8 years to complete development project in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 21 October 2009, 06:51 GMT]
It has taken more than eight years for the government to complete construction of an office building of Agricultural Service Department in Jaffna peninsula, NGOs sources in Jaffna pointed out. Sri Lanka Army (SLA) restrictions and lack of cooperation were the main causes for this long delay, they added on the occasion of the building being officially opened Tuesday by the Minister of Agriculture, Maithiripala Sirisena, Jaffna sources said. Minister Douglas Devananda too attended the event.

 Maithiripala Sirisena
 Maithiripala Sirisena


The project was launched by NECORD with around 10 million rupees funds from Asian Development Bank during the ceasefire agreement period between the Liberation Tigers and the government eight years ago.

This instance is a typical example of the much publicized development of the North by the government, NGOs further commented.

 

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