Batticaloa will undergo a massive development this year. Its total cost is expected to be 16.3 Billion rupees.
The programme will cover 14 Divisional Secretariat Divisions of the Batticaloa District. 1775 development projects in the power, highways, education, irrigation, drinking water, health and fisheries sectors will be mooted. The Batticaloa Divisional Secretariat Division pointed out that, of this, work on 836 projects had been completed. These development programmes have been launched with Government funds as well as foreign aid. The Government has directed more attention on infrastructure development to upgrade the livelihoods of the civilians of the East.