NorthEast Governor pays surprise visit to Jaffna

[TamilNet, Friday, 05 November 2004, 00:42 GMT]
North East Provincial Governor (retd) Major General Asoka Jayawardene Thursday paid a surprise visit to Jaffna municipal library, district secretariat sources said. Jaffna Government Agent Mr.S.Pathmanathan, Jaffna Municipal Commissioner Dr.S.Gunarasa and provincial council officials accompanied him.

Earlier, his visit to Jaffna scheduled for Wednesday was reported to have been cancelled at the last minute due to warning by civil groups that they would hold demonstration against the visit.

However Major General Jayawardene arrived in Palaly military base Wednesday evening and stayed there. He held discussion with the Sri Lanka Army top officials and visited the Tellipalai cancer hospital, which is located in the Palaly high security zone Wednesday, military sources said.

On Thursday Major General Jayawardene arrived in Jaffna town with heavy security and visited the Jaffna municipal library. Although the destroyed Jaffna municipal library has been renovated it needs about five million rupees a month for its maintenance, chief librarian Mr.S.Thanabalasingham told the Governor, sources said.

A request has been made to the Governor to take steps to allocate funds for the maintenance of the library, as the municipal council is not in a position to provide such funds, sources said.

Major General Jayawardene suggested to municipal authorities to strengthen the computer unit of the library.

 

Latest 15 Reports
16.07.18 22:48   Photo
SL Forest Department seizes agricultural lands of Eezham Tamils in Paduvaan-karai
15.07.18 19:14   Photo
Families of enforced disappeared vehemently oppose OMP sittings in North
14.07.18 19:35  
SL High Court in Vavuniyaa tricked again into postponing hearings on TPP case
13.07.18 23:20   Photo
NPC CM declines participation in Colombo's unilateral task force for so-called Development
12.07.18 12:22   Photo
Genocidal Sri Lanka seizes ancient coastal hamlet of Tamil-speaking aborigines in Trincomalee
11.07.18 18:20  
Collaborationist sections of TNA lose significance, Wigneswaran holds key to unified Tamil polity
10.07.18 21:53  
SL Military Intelligence recommences recruitment of notorious ex-paramilitary operatives
09.07.18 22:30   Photo
Antiquities Ordinance used to justify Sinhalicisation of 48 locations in Mullaiththeevu
08.07.18 19:06   Photo
TNPF protests against Colombo's move to militarise Jaffna Fort
07.07.18 19:56   Photo
SL Police in Champoor blocks remembrance of Tamils massacred by SL military
06.07.18 23:17  
Jaffna University silent to Colombo's pressure, motives behind Fort excavation questioned
05.07.18 23:49  
Tamils need native movements to confront Colombo-centric environmental exploitations
04.07.18 20:29  
Geneva-based human rights regime is big disappointment: Tamil political prisoners
03.07.18 23:39   Photo
Source files from one of digital cameras witnessing 2009 genocide released to public domain
02.07.18 22:55   Photo
Macro-level approach needed to confront genocidal land grab in Mullaiththeevu
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=13312