A progress review meeting was held under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Kilinochchi District Secretariat to evaluate the progress of the development projects carried out in the area.
Northern Province Governor Reginald Cooray, Ministers D.M. Swaminathan, several other Ministers, Parliamentarians, Provincial Council members and state officials participated.
Here the Prime Minister noted that the Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu districts will be incorporated to the country’s overall development process.
He issued this pledge when he addressed public officials at a discussion held at the Kilinochchi Kachcheri during his visit to the Kilinochchi and Jaffna districts to review the progress of development work yesterday. The Prime Minister said the development strip encompassing Hambantota, Kandy and Moneragala would be extended to Jaffna to incorporate those districts to the country’s development programme.
According to him, the development projects were already underway in Jaffna, added that Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu too required more and more development projects.
He further noted that the Northern Province was in abject poverty in comparison to the other Provinces, said that Kilinochchi and Mannar were the least developed areas in the province. He said the objective of the government was to develop the Northern Province and make it economically strong in line with other areas in the country.