NEERP to hold workshop for northeast planning staff

[TamilNet, Sunday, 01 June 2003, 14:13 GMT]
Three-day workshop for the northeast planning staff to develop their capacity will commence on June 3. The North East Provincial Planning Secretariat is to conduct the workshop sponsored by the World Bank funded North East Emergency Reconstruction Programme (NEERP) and the Ministry of Planning and Implementation of the central government, sources said.

Fifty officials in the grade of Deputy Directors and Assistant Directors from divisions and districts of northeast province, provincial planning secretariat, NEP ministries, Ministry of rehabilitation, Resettlement and Refugees, Ministry of Eastern Development and Muslim Religious Affairs and Ministry of Assisting Vanni Rehabilitation will participate in the workshop that is to be held at provincial guest house at Uppuveli in the outskirts of Trincomalee town, NEP sources said.

Provincial Ministry Secretaries Ms Kamala Sivasithambaram, Mr.R.Thiagalingam, K.Mahalingam, Mr.R.M.S.Ratnayake and P.Ramanathan will address at the inaugural session that is to be held on the first day of the workshop on June 3. The Deputy Chief Secretary for planning Mr.V.S.Swaminthan who is in charge of the workshop will give the welcome address, sources said.

The Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Policy Development and Implementation Mr.S.Rahubadda, President of the Sri Lanka Evaluation Association and the Assistant Resident Representative of the UNDP Dr.Asoka Kasthuriarachchi and Secretaries of Ministry of Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Refugees, Ministry of Eastern Development and Muslim Affairs and the NEPC Chief Secretary will deliver keynote talks to the participants, NEPC sources said.


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