Talks on Kachchativu feast
A meeting to discuss arrangements for the annual feast of St.
Anthony's Church, Kachchativu was held at Jaffna District Secretariat
recently. Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise
Development KN Douglas Devananda and Governor, Northern Province GA
Chandrasiri co-chaired the meeting.
The feast will be held from February 22-24. The meeting focused on
transport and other logistics for devotees. They discussed the
resumption of the Vadatharakai boat service and fixing new engines for
Kumudini boats. The difficulties on constructing a jetty at Delft for
Vadatharakai and problems in deepening the jetty were also discussed at
It was decided to hire three modern boats for the festival and they
would be used for public transport to Delft. A discussion in this regard
was held with the Secretary, Ministry of Ports and Highways Development.
GA Sundaram Arumainayagam, Parliamentarian Sylvesthiri Allentin, Naval
officials, Chief Engineer, Road Development Authority and Chairman of
the Delft Pradeshiya Sabha were also present at the meeting.