Displaced DS office moves to Kuchchaveli
[TamilNet, Saturday, 31 August 2002, 20:56 GMT]
The office of the Kuchchaveli Divisional Secretariat, which temporarily
functioned at Nilaveli, has shifted to its original place after a lapse of
seventeen years. The Kuchchaveli DS office was displaced in 1985 due to the
mass displacement of people from the villages of Thiriyai, Kuchchaveli,
Thennamaravadi and Kumburupiddy, which come under its administration.
The Minister of Public Administration, Provincial Councils and Local
Government, Mr. Earl Gunasekara, declared open the newly built office of the
Divisional Secretariat at Kuchchaveli, about thirty five km north of
Trincomalee town Friday evening.
The new office will start functioning from Monday, Kuchchaveli Divisional
Secretary Mr. K. S. Jayachandra said Saturday. He said that his office was
shifted from Kuchchaveli in 1985 following the outbreak of violence in the
north of Trincomalee district. For some time his office functioned in
Trincomalee because people lived in his division had moved to the eastern
port town for safety. Thereafter his office was located in a building at
Nilaveli, fourteen km north of Trincomalee town. People from the villages
travelled to Nilaveli to transact their businesses for the last several
years, he noted.
With the ceasefire agreement coming into force, displaced people from these
villages have returned from the Vanni district and other areas for
resettlement in their areas. Now with the shifting of DS office to
Kuchchaveli from Nilaveli, the resettlement of displaced in Thiriyai and
other villages can be expedited, officials from local non-governmental
At the ceremonial opening of the DS office at Kuchchaveli Friday evening
Trincomalee district parliamentarians M.A.M.Maharoof and K.M.Thowfeek and
the Government Agent Mr.N.H.K.Nelumdeniya also participated.
The Kuchchaveli DS division comprises twenty-four Grama Sevaka (village
level) Officers units.