Reconstruction of Chavakachcheri town discussed

[TamilNet, Saturday, 05 April 2003, 01:17 GMT]
Proposals to reconstruct the Chavakachcheri town in Thenmaradchchi division in Jaffna district were tabled Friday at a conference attended by the Regional Director General of the Planning and Operation unit of the Urban Development Authority (UDA) Mr.K.V. Dharmasiri. Multi-barrel artillery attacks by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) to halt LTTE advances flattened Chavakachcheri town and its suburbs in 2000.

The Divisional Secretary Mr.K.Ketheeswaran, Special Commissioner of the Chavakachcheri Urban Council Mr.M.S.Saravanapava and the Northern province acting Director of the Urban Development Authority Mr.A.Rasanayagam, attended the conference held at the Chavakachcheri public library building.

Officials of the Ceylon Electricity Board, Northern Transport Board, Road development Authority, National Water Supply and Drainage Board also participated, sources said.

"Action would be taken to construct a new Chavakachcheri government hospital in the same premises of the badly damaged hospital.

"The reconstruction programme of the Chavakachcheri town should include proposals widening the existing roads, reconstruction of destroyed factories and other economic institutions and housing schemes," said UDA official Mr. Dharmasiri addressing the conference.

A team of officials later visited several areas in the Chavakachcheri town, sources said.

Major portions of the southern area of Chavakachcheri has been designated by the SLA as the high security zone, encompassing Thanankilappu veethi, stadium and cemeteries, sources said. Members of public are still not allowed to enter these areas, sources said.

Civil organizations have requested the authorities concerned to open the stadium and cemeteries for the use of public


Related Articles:
26.09.00   SLA offensive near Chavakachcheri
18.09.00   Chavakachcheri battles rage
17.09.00   Conflicting claims over Chavakachcheri
21.05.00   Tiger manoeuvres pressure SLA
16.05.00   Tigers overrun SLA defences in Chavakachcheri
12.05.00   Tigers prepare final assault
30.03.00   Tigers pound Chavakachceri SLA

 

Latest 15 Reports
17.05.21 19:23   Photo
Ananthi blames war criminal Silva for blocking collective memorial at Mu'l'livaaykkaal
23.03.21 12:41   Photo
No focus on Tamil genocide, geopolitics gets played out in Geneva in favour of QUAD formation
21.03.21 13:34   Photo
Navi Pillay explains ‘human rights’ limitations in Geneva on Tamil genocide
15.03.21 20:36   Photo
Deceived Tamil activists in UK falsely claimed ‘substantial changes’ to Zero draft
09.03.21 21:34   Photo
UK repeatedly wronged Tamils says hunger-striker, demands genocide justice
26.02.21 11:53   Photo
Tamils witness false dilemma in Geneva as geopolitical formations pit against each other
19.02.21 14:02   Photo
UK not prepared to push for ICC option in new UNHRC Resolution
07.02.21 23:16   Photo
Unprecedented P2P uprising paves the way for rights-oriented politics of Tamils and Muslims
22.01.21 08:01   Photo
Gotabaya sets up deceptive COI citing ‘sovereignty’ and ‘non-aligned’ foreign policy
18.01.21 23:44   Photo
Tamil activists resisted three sources of outside influence while drafting demands to UNHRC
16.01.21 11:03  
Tamil national parties demand UN to inquire into crime of genocide and set up IIIM
09.01.21 09:37   Photo
Demolition of Tamil genocide monument, fourth emblematic trauma since 1974: Rev Fr Sakthivel
08.01.21 23:51   Photo
Colombo destroys Mu'l'livaaykkaal memorial monument at Jaffna University
07.01.21 11:22   Photo
With emphasis on genocide, Suresh calls for ICC-referral, IIIM and referendum
07.01.21 00:04   Photo
Boyle prefers IIIM demand over ICC-referral, says specific reference to genocide essential
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=8678