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DateLine Sunday, 8 April 2007

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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 been completed.

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.

 

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