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National Disaster Relief Services Centre
District  : JAFFNA
No Affected
Name of the DS Division Nature of the Incident Incident Occurred Date Families Members
1 Delft Drought 31.05.2017 1420 4586
2 Velanai 3041 9754
3 Kayts 1004 3553
4 Karainagar 3506 10686
5 Jaffna 92 348
6 Nallur 409 1874
7 Kopay 1295 5120
8 Chankanai 2889 10198
9 Sandilipay 2710 9169
10 Uduvil 863 3130
11 Tellippallai 3279 10369
12 Chavakacheri 11640 47198
13 Karaveddy 372 1552
14 Point Pedro 404 1879
15 Maruthankerny 435 1633
Total 33359 121049

Drinking Water Supply –2017

Drought Relief

With the financial aid of the Ministry of Disaster Management e the supply of drinking water is being distributed to the following division.


No.

Division

Families

Member

No. of GN Division

1

Delft

1420

4586

6

2

Velanai

3085

10140

23

3

Kayts

875

2966

6

4

Karainagar

3501

10650

9

5

Maruthankerny

381

1568

5

Total

9262

29910

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A National Programme object to create the Local Exporters

A national programme with object to create 2000 exports of indeginous product in the year of 2020 wa inaugurated in Jaffna.

This programme is being implemented by the Ministry of Development Strategy and International Trade in order to increase 2000 new exporters in regional level which boost the economy of our country.

Mr.Sujiva Senasinge, Minister of International Trade and Deplomatic Affairs, Mr. Malik Samarawickrama, Minister of Strategic Development and International trade were participated as Chief Guests of first national session of this programme and trade exhibition conducted at District Secretariat, Jaffna today.

The exhibition of indigious products of the entrepreneurs arranged at District Secretariat has officially opened by the Minister.

The special seminar on developing the potential of the 500 entrepreneurs selected in Northern province was also held.

Mr.Reginold Cooray, Governer of Northern Province, C.Vickneswaran, Chief Minister, Mrs. Vijayakala, Minister of Home Affairs, M.A.Sumanthiran, Member of Parliament, Ms. Indrani, Director of Export Development Board and Mr.A.Pathinathan, Chief Secretary of Northern Province are participated at this event.

 


Discussion about Development Programme and Resettlement

Mr.Joshva McLaren (Global Affairs Canada, Department of Foreign Affairs Trade and Development and Mr. Jawad Qureshi, analyst Privy Council Office met Mr. N.Vethanayahan, District Secretary Jaffna at the District Secretariat on 09.11.2016.

They discussed about the development initiatives and the resettlement carrying out in Jaffna at present.


Prohibition against engaging in development activities in coastal area of Jaffna without obtaining approval from Department of Coastal Resources Management

Mr. N. Vethanayahan, Government Agent of Jaffna District expressed that it is prohibited to engage in development activities in coastal area of Jaffna District without obtaining approval from Department of Coastal Resources Management.

He further said that there are now large amount of construction work are being carried out in the coastal area of Jaffna District. Some constructions are temporary building and some are permanent building. Majority of the building are being built illegally

Three hundred metro area of land from shoreline and 2 km area of sea from shoreline are considered coastal area. It is important to get approval from the Department of coastal resources for carrying out excavation construction of building, rest house and any renovation work or building any permanent or temporary structure for fishing or other needs.

Approval to build these construction can be obtained from the Department of Coastal Resources Management functioning at District Secretariat, Jaffna. Furthermore action will b taken against the illegal constructions works under the Act of protection of coastal area no. 64 of 1988. Act of 2011 no.49 and the act of 1981 no.57

Everyone should united to protect our coastal environment for the benefit of our future generation by abided by the rules, he further added.