Electricity will be supplied to the Mullaitivu town. There was no electricity in the area for a number of years. The government plans to provide power supplies at a cost of 170 million rupees.
The project will be implemented in parallel to the mega development programmes which are in operation since the liberation of the country from terrorism.
The Ceylon Electricity Board provided electricity through generators to the people of Mullaitivu with the end of the war. The high tension distribution line from Vavuniya to Omanthai has been reconstructed. A new power line has been put up from Mankulam to Kilinochchi via Omanthai to supply electricity to the Mullaitivu town. Arrangements have been made to supply power to a distance of 50 kilometres from Oddusudan to Mullaitivu via the A34 highway from Mankulam. The expenditure incurred by the Electricity Board on this work was 110 million rupees.
In the meantime, the government has also initiated action to meet the requirements of the civilians of Estate houses. A power supply scheme for Estate houses at Kiribathgala in Nivithigala was recently commissioned with the participation of a group of Parliamentarians.