Destroyed major bridges in Jaffna to be renovated

[TamilNet, Monday, 30 August 2004, 15:27 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army's Jaffna area commander Major General Sunil Tennekon at a conference held at the Jaffna district secretariat on Monday assured the civil authorities that the SLA would extend its support to renovate major bridges in Jaffna district. These bridges were destroyed in the war, civil sources said.

Jaffna District Deputy Director of Planning Mr.P.Suntharampillai presided. Jaffna Government Agent Mr.S.Pathmanathan and several Road Development Authority officials attended the conference.

The conference was summoned to discuss about the renovation of major bridges, which included Vallai Bridge on Jaffna-Point Pedro road, Kaithady Bridge on Kopay-Kaithady road and Chemmani Bridge in Jaffna town, sources said. Major General Sunil Tennekon further said the SLA would relocate its forward defense lines and checkpoints from the area enabling renovation work in areas these major are located and also it would take immediate steps to de-mine such areas, sources said.

Several army officers also participated in the conference.

Civil society leaders have been insisting that the renovation of these bridges should be completed before the northeast monsoon rain sets in during the latter part of the year.

 

Latest 15 Reports
23.09.17 09:46   Photo
Tamil children massacred by CBK's Sinhala Air Force remembered in Jaffna
22.09.17 23:32   Photo
Sinhala colonisation stepped up, genocidal system cannot be transformed through ‘consensus’
21.09.17 22:14   Photo
Champoor Tamils’ security, livelihood threatened by US military partnership with genocidal Sri Lanka
20.09.17 23:37   Photo
Sathasivam papers on Sumerian-Tamil connections see the light of day
19.09.17 22:53  
Tamil village in Batticaloa-Polonnaruwa border Sinhalicized by Mahaweli authority, Survey Dept
18.09.17 18:18   Photo
Uprooted people find houses destroyed by SL Navy in Ira'nai-theevu after 2008
17.09.17 22:07  
Muslims oppose Colombo's ‘Sinhala-only’ policy in public administration of Ampaa'rai
16.09.17 23:49  
Families of enforced disappeared want answers, no deceptive bills to genocidal system
15.09.17 23:30   Photo
30th remembrance of Lt Col Thileepan strengthens resolve among Eezham Tamils
14.09.17 22:52   Photo
Sirisena’s Mahaweli ministry twists old records to Sinhalicize Paduvaankarai
13.09.17 16:39  
EPRLF opposes 20A to SL Constitution, ITAK duo wrongs again says Premachandran
12.09.17 23:17   Photo
Alienate lands to Sinhala colonists or face transfer: SL Governor warns Tamil DS in Vanni
11.09.17 12:10  
Risking legal action, Hakeem wants to transfer lands to Hizbulla’s colony in Batticaloa
10.09.17 23:24   Photo
Uprooted fishermen vow to continue their fight for Pa'l'li-munai in Mannaar
09.09.17 23:29  
Mano Ganesan’s NGO Secretariat restricts freedom of organisation in Batticaloa
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=12765