Hon. Dr.Suren Rāghavan Ph.D.

Governor's Secretariat,

Old Park, Kandy Road,
Chundukuli, Jaffna,

Tel: +94-21-2219375
Fax: +94-21-2219374

Secretary to the Governor


Secretary to the Governor 

Governor's Secretariat,
Forest Office Lane,
Chundikuli, Jaffna


Tel: +94-21-222 0660
Fax: +94-21-222 0661 Mobile: 0773868565



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Discussion on Development of Jaffna Islands

A special discussion was held under the chairmanship of Governor Reginald Cooray regarding the development of Jaffna islands on 05th December 2018 at the auditorium of Velanai Divisional Secretariat. The development of education, infrastructure facilities, agriculture, fisheries and transport was the key matter discussed in the meeting.


Provincial Director of Education Uthayakumar, Velanai Divisional Secretary, Chairman of Pradeshiya Sabha Karunagaramoorthi, Professors Balasundarampillai and Kugabalan, Secretary to the Governor L.Ilaangovan, Assistant Secretary JX Selvanayagam and representatives of Jaffna Islands region were also present at this discussion.

The Governor heard about the activities to be taken to improve the education of the students in the islands and also past education activities. Particularly, he heard about the actions taken by the authorities to solve the drinking water problem that is a major issue faced by people in the island.

He instructed the relevant authorities to submit the details of the plan to create a mechanism for obtaining drinking water from seawater.

Governor said that the act of Prohibition of Tobacco is to be implemented by 2020. As tobacco farming is the main agriculture activity of the island people, he discussed cultivating alternative crops with the Agriculture Instructors. It has been suggested to bring Murungai (Drumstick) and Aloe vera as the alternative crops.

The Governor also said that he has paid special attention to the development of the island's education and will conduct a special meeting with the school principals in the coming weeks.




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