The opening ceremony of newly constructed Provincial Department of Irrigation building at New Colony Road at Mankulam was held on 18th June 2018. The Chief Minister Justice C.V.Wigneswaran participated as Chief Guest and ceremonially declared open the building on the auspicious time.
Northern Provincial Agriculture Minister Kandiah Sivanesan unveiled the name board of the department. Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture K.Theivendram chaired the event.
This building was constructed with the cost of Rs.47.58 million funding from Asian Development Bank and Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government.
Northern Provincial Council Deputy Chairman V. Kamaleswaran, Provincial Council members T.Thuvikaran, R.Indraraja, Chief Secretary, Northern Province A.Paththinathan, Secretary to the Ministry of Education, Northern Province S.Sathiyaseelan, Secretary to the Ministry of Women Affairs, Northern Province Mrs. R. Varathalingam, Deputy Chief Secretary (Engineering) Eng.S.Shanmuhananthan, Provincial Director of Agriculture S.Sivakumar, Provincial Director of Animal Production & Health, Dr.S.Vaseeharan, Provincial Director of Road Development Eng. S. Sivarajalingam, Deputy Directors of Irrigation , District level Irrigation Engineers and other officials also participated in the event. Provincial Director of Irrigation Eng. V.Premkumar presented the vote of Thanks.