The opening ceremony of the office of Rural Infrastructure Development Project in Emerging Regions (RIDEP) funded by JICA was held on 01st January 2019. Chief Secretary of Northern Province A. Pathinathan participated in this ceremony and declared opened the office. The project office for Northern Province is located at No. 225, Main Street, Jaffna.
On the directive of the President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena, the first working day of the year – 2019 was convened at 9.00 am on 1st January, 2019 at the premises of the Chief Secretary’s Secretariat, Kaithady with the presence of the Deputy Chief Secretary – Finance, Administration, Engineering Services, Chief Internal Audit, Chief Accountants, the staff officers and the officers attached to Chief Secretary’s Cluster.
The first roundtable discussion on the implementation of the project “Strengthen Civil Society Organizations and Local Authorities in the Northern Province”, funded by the European Mission, with the partner institution Humanity Inclusion was held on 26th December, 2018 at the Auditorium of the Chief Secretary’s Secretariat with the provincial stakeholders: Departments of Animal Production &Health, Agriculture and Rural Development.
A meeting on Provincial Inauguration of Education Environment Improvement Project in Kilinochchi District was held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary A.Pathinathan on 13th December 2018 at the auditorium of the Chief Secretary’s Secretariat with the presence of Senior Official of KOICA Ms. Hyunkyung Jasmine Lee, Officials of UNICEF along with the relevant provincial education officials.
The ceremony of issuing appointment letters to those who were selected to fill the vacancies at the various institutions of Northern Provincial Council was held on 07th December 2018 at the auditorium ofCouncil Secretariat of Northern Province.
The seminar on the newly enacted Audit Act No:19 of 2018 has been conducted for officers of the Northern Provincial Council by the National Audit Office at the Jaffna District Secretariat Auditorium under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Northern Province.