Power supply for Kebithigollawa before New Year
A protective bunker barrier was erected on a request made by the
people of Kebithigollawa from the President Mahinda Rajapaksa who
visited the scene of tragedy. A special high profile team including
Ministers toured Kebithigollawa Yaka Wawa, Palugasdamana and
Gonamadiyawa to inspect the basic facilities for the people and the
progress made in the construction of infrastructure.
The construction of the protective bunker barrier which was the main
demand by the people of Kebithigollawa who were the target of an LTTE
atrocity last year in which 64 innocent civilians brutally massacred has
This security zone has been constructed covering the area from Mannar
to Kokkutuduwa reinforced with 253 check bunkers.
The team first visited the Yaka Wewa Army camp to familiarise with
shortcomings. Afterwards they inspected the new security zone. The team
took immediate action to expedite the work on the supply of electricity,
construction of wells for water supply and the new road being built from
Dutuwewa to the security zone. Arrangements are made to complete the
works by the North Central Provincial Council and funds allocated under
Jathika Saviya programme.
Meanwhile, the delegation noted that the persons who abandoned their
homes after the tragedy have already returned. Arrangements will be made
to provide seeds for their cultivations and to endow an ...... for them
to celebrate Sinhala and Hindu New Year.
The delegation also visited housing complex built under the Jathika
Saviya program in collaboration with the National Housing Authority for
the people in Gonametiyawa, Kiollugama and Padikkowa villages under
constant threat by the LTTE terrorists.
Considering the economic difficulties encountered in the construction
of houses it was decided to grant each family a sum of Rs. 25,000 under
the Jathika Saviya program before the Sinhala and Hindu New
Year.Instructions were given to provide electricity to villages in the
area and Dutuwewa, Puliyankolama and Pahala Haimillawatiya will get
electricity before the Sinhala and Hindu New Year.
The delegation comprised Ven. Bodagama Chandima Thera, Senior
Presidential Advisor Basil Rajapaksa, Minister Tissa Karalliyadda, S. M.
Chandrasena, Duminda Disanayake, Chief Minister for NCP Council, Berty
Premalal Dissanayake and Lakshman Hulugalla.