Millions of rupees allocated for Mullaitivu development
The Government has allocated millions of rupees to implement
livelihood and infrastructure development projects in the Mullaitivu
district, Industries and Commerce Minister Rishad Badiudeen told the
Sunday Observer yesterday. Minister Badiudeen made these observations,
speaking about the post-2009 development taking place in the district.
The Minister also said a special meeting was held under the patronage
of Government Agent of Mullaitivu district N. Vethanayakan.
Minister Badiudeen said on the directive of President Mahinda
Rajapaksa and Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa, a large
number of major livelihood and infrastructure development projects have
been implemented in the Mullaitivu district at a cost of millions of
Especially under the Divi Neguma program, arrangements have been made
to improve the living standards of low income families in the district,
He said the Mullaitivu district was severely affected by terrorism
and natural disasters. The fundamental facilities are being developed in
the district to ensure a smoother life for the people.
The Government has also decided to provide electricity to the areas
which are not yet electrified before the end of this year, the Minister
He said Rs. 174.04 million has been allocated by the Economic
Development Ministry to implement 3,373 projects. The Ministries have
been granted permission to implement these projects which were selected
from village and regional level.
The Central Government has allocated enough funds through the
Provincial Councils to implement education, health, electricity,
fisheries and irrigation projects, to renovate dilapidated roads and on
other important projects in the Mullaitivu district, the Minister said.