TNA objects to CEB Office relocation

[TamilNet, Friday, 25 October 2002, 08:22 GMT]
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has protested to the government proposal of shifting the eastern regional office of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) from Trincomalee in the northeast province to Anuradhapura in the North-western province.

"Negotiations are in progress for giving substantial autonomy to the northeast region. The implementation of any proposal which runs counter to this imminent change in the administrative framework would be harmful," said Mr.R.Sampanthan, Trincomalee district TNA parliamentarian in a letter to the Minister of Power and Energy Mr.Karu Jayasuriya.

Mr.Sampanthan added, "there is presently a Deputy General Manager of the CEB in charge of the eastern region stationed at Trincomalee. Since the office of the Governor, and Chief Secretary of northeast province and the offices of all other provincial ministries are situated in Trincomalee this is most efficient and convenient arrangement."

Mr.Sampanthan reminded the Minister of Power and Energy that the government has decided to divide the country into five economic zones. "Even under the said proposal the northeast province is demarked as a single economic zone. The said proposal to attach Trincomalee CEB eastern regional office to Anuradhapura in the northwestern province will run counter even to the proposed economic zone," said Mr.Sampanthan in his letter.

"It is imperative that the proposal to attach the eastern regional office of the CEB to Anuradhapura in the northwestern region be shelved," stressed Mr.Sampanthan in the letter.

"In all circumstances, this proposal should not be rushed and I lodge my very firm objection," said Mr.Sampanthan in his letter.

 

Latest 15 Reports
19.04.18 21:15   Photo
JUSU urges Tamils to mark Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance in its true spirit of uprising
18.04.18 23:03  
Cooray emerges as broker of civil contracts to occupying Sinhala military in North
17.04.18 23:31  
SL Resettlement Ministry twists figures on lands seized by Sinhala military in North
16.04.18 20:02  
Mano Ganesan challenged in Jaffna, politician complains of threat
15.04.18 10:13  
7 DS officials under pressure to collaborate with Sinhala colonisation schemes in Batticaloa
14.04.18 23:19  
Colombo schemes new type of subservient CSD colonies in Jaffna diverting foreign aid
13.04.18 23:18   Photo
SL military brings back paramilitary violence to control peaceful protests as NGO tricks fail
12.04.18 19:03  
SL Forest department blocks access to 300 acres of agricultural lands in Ampaa'rai
11.04.18 23:20  
Tamil political prisoner launches hunger-strike at Anuradhapura prison
10.04.18 18:19  
Genocidal Sri Lanka imposes forcible military training for CSD pre-school teachers
09.04.18 11:40   Photo
Fisheries society cautiously welcomes Court decision on fishing access to Naayaa'ru Tamils
08.04.18 23:28  
Militarisation of pre-schools akin to child soldiering: NPC Education Minister
07.04.18 21:34  
Muslim politicians block relocation of SL military base in Batticaloa
06.04.18 06:35   Photo
NPC finally awakens against SL Mahaweli Authority obstructing territorial integrity of Tamil homeland
05.04.18 16:46  
Vavuniyaa Judge warns SL Attorney General against delaying tactics on TPP cases
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=7694