NGO Consortium urges road opening

[TamilNet, Friday, 09 January 1998, 23:59 GMT]
The NGO Consortium of Jaffna has released a statement urging the Sri Lanka Government to reopen Brown Road, where the Open University and the Technical College of Jaffna are situated, said Consortium sources.

These institutions are located between Kokkuvil and Tinnaveli, 7.5 km from Jaffna town.

The statement also urges the SLG to take steps to bring about an atmosphere conducive for education in Jaffna.

Copies of the statement were despatched to Somapala Gunadheera, Secretary, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Authority of the North (RRAN), Maj. Gen. Balagalle, Jaffna security forces commander, the Ministry of Higher Education and the University Grants Commission.

Meanwhile, Lanka Cement Ltd. which ran the KKS cement factory before 1990 will pay 50 million rupees to employees of its Jaffna branch as arrears of provident fund payments, said sources in Jaffna.

Lanka Cement's accountant Mr. S Balasingham and chief engineer C. Selvanayagam assured the deputy commissioner of labour in Jaffna that the dues, in arrears from 1994, will be paid promptly.

There will be no surcharge despite the payments being in arrears, because of the unsettled situation in the Jaffna said Lanka Cement sources.

 

Latest 15 Reports
05.07.20 23:06   Photo
University students, Shivajilingam brave SL harassment to commemorate fallen Black Tigers
04.07.20 22:28   Photo
Monk commanding Sinhala-Buddhicisation of North-East threatens Tamil villagers in Batticaloa
03.07.20 19:28   Photo
After Naavat-kuzhi, Colombo targets Poonakari for Sinhala colonisation across Jaffna lagoon
02.07.20 22:26  
Colombo imposes restrictions on Tamil valour related symbolism in schools of North
01.07.20 13:22  
New secret unit among four SL military and police squads competing to arrest Tamil youth in North
30.06.20 22:10  
Tamils blocked from accessing properties near SL Navy training base in Champoor, Trincomalee
29.06.20 23:29   Photo
Moragoda advising Gotabaya prompts Sinhala parties to scrap Provincial Councils
28.06.20 22:06  
India privileging BRIC/RIC over Quad ‘discordant’, says former US top diplomat
27.06.20 22:11  
Indo-Pacific expert wants US to seek opportunities in ‘Sri Lanka’
26.06.20 21:24  
Russia steps up influence on New Delhi to uphold “multilateralism” against US “rules-based order”
25.06.20 23:53  
Pompeo talks about US reposturing troops, mentions India, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia
24.06.20 23:36   Photo
Devananda circumvents court order, manipulates Jaffna fishers to allow poachers from South
23.06.20 22:03  
Sinhala encroachment of pastureland continues unabated in Batticaloa
22.06.20 18:17  
SLMC Chairman: Time for joint Tamil-Muslim efforts
21.06.20 23:11   Photo
Ex-councillor: Poverty-stricken Tamils at receiving end of SL military brutality in North
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=663