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Government committed to Northern development and resettlement

Jun 3, 2010 11:20:01 AM - itnnews.lk

Minister Basil Rajapaksa has assured maximum support from the Government for immediate development in the North and the resettlement process.

Joining in a discussion organized at the Nedunkerni Divisional Secretariat, the Minister said the government was providing its maximum strength for the total development of the North and East which had been devastated by the LTTE terrorists. He pointed out that 60 percent of the aid given by lending agencies had been diverted for the development of the North and East.

The launching of construction of the new Regional Agricultural Centre in Nedunkerni took place under the patronage of Minister Rajapaksa. The work is undertaken with foreign assistance. The Minister inspected the manner in which the Nedunkerni Hospital and the Surgical Theatre had been developed. The expenditure incurred on this work was 26 million rupees. Deputy Minister Muttu Sivalingam and Northern Governor G.A. Chandrasiri were among those present on the occasion.