Sixteen villages in Jaffna get electricity supply

[TamilNet, Sunday, 02 March 2003, 14:24 GMT]
Minister of Power and Energy Mr.Karu Jayasuriya Sunday inaugurated electricity supply to sixteen villages in the Jaffna district. The electricity supply to these villages was disconnected ten years ago, Ceylon Electricity Board sources said.

Minister Mr.Karu Jayasuriya and his deputy Mr.Sagara Ratnayake from Sunday morning till noon switched on newly installed transformers at Kuppilan, Navakiri, Puttur, Viyaparimoolai and Vallipurakovilady extending the power supply to several villages in the Valigamam north division, sources said.

In the afternoon several transformers were switched on by Minister Karu Jayasuriya and his deputy at Avarankal, Vatharawathai, Sirupiddy, Karanthan, Kopay Krishnan Kovilady, Kondavil, Kumarakoddam, Navaly, Mathagal, Ilavalai and Mahiapitty in the Valigamam east division, sources said.

Ministers Mr. T.Maheswaran, Dr.Jayalath Jayawardene, Jaffna district parliamentarian Mr.M.K.Sivajilingam, General Manager of the CEW Mr.S.S.Wijeratne, CEB's northern region general manager Mr.S.Muthuratnanandan also participated in the event,

Minister Mr.Karu Jayasuriya addressing a meeting at Jaffna Weerasingham Hall said that the large scale electrification project has been taken by his ministry because of the direction by the Prime Minister that people of Jaffna should enjoy benefit of the peace process.

Minister Mr.Karu Jayasuriya added that more than six thousand families would benefit by the power supply inaugurated Sunday. He said more than sixty thousand families have electricity facilities.


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