Minister Basil Rajapakse has said that the reconstruction of the Northern rail track will be expedited to enable the operation of the Yal Devi train, linking the North and the South.
The Minister was addressing the Jaffna District Development Committee meeting. Several critical decisions, which will have a direct impact on accelerated development of sectors such as highways, transport, power and water supplies, housing, health, education, fisheries and animal feed in the Jaffna Peninsula were reached at this meeting.
The Minister issued instructions to the relevant authorities to take immediate measures to re-open all schools that have been shut down and find solutions to the problem related to dearth of teachers. Also the need to expedite the renovation of school buildings was emphasized. The participation of Jaffna District TNA Parliamentarians Suresh Premachandran and members Swarnabavan and Sumandiran at this meeting was highly appreciated by the Minister. Ministers Douglas Devananda and Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena were also present.