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Kilinochchi reborn with new development

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Creating a new history, President Mahinda Rajapaksa Inaugurated the Cabinet Meeting on the verge of Iranamadu tank at Killinochchi. This is the first time in Sri Lankan history  a meeting of the  Cabinet of Ministers  held its  meeting out of Colombo.

The Cabinet last month had decided to hold its weekly Cabinet meeting at district level once a month.  Kilinochchi was once famous for its paddy production has had several other industries as well.  Paranthan Chemical Industry was  one of the biggest industries in  the district which not only generated employment opportunities but also contibutted to country’s economy as well. The Iranamadu tank expands to 500 sq km was originally built in the early 1900’s was renovated soon after the independence to realize agricultural benefits to the country from Kilinochchi district.

Kilinochchi was a ‘de- facto’ capital of the defeated tiger terrorists during the period from 2002-2004, With the launch of humanitarian operation by President Mahinda Rajapaksa the people of Kilinochchi along with their northern people were liberated from the clutches of LTTE terrorists.  Now the Government has launched several development activities. As a prelude to the major development process, infrastructure facilities such as A9 high way, Electricity, telephone, water facilities  are being carried out covering the entire district.

According to Military sources around 100 thousand IDPs have been resettled in the district.  For the IDPs the army is every thing because it is they who provide everything from livelihood,   shelter to educational facilities for their children.

Most of the school buildings and houses which were destroyed during the war have been reconstructed by the military.  Agricultural tools and fisheries equipment have been distributed among the beneficiaries.

Already 60,000 acres of abandoned paddy land are being prepared for cultivation in the forthcoming MAHA season. Farmers are being provided with Rs 4000 per acre for initial preparation with two wheel tractors at a concessionary rate. In addition,a pool of four wheel tractors has been set up with the help of Agricultural Authorities to provide services to needy farmers.


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July 15, 2010 at 5:06 pm

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