UPFA freshers visit Kilinochchi : Entrusted with responsibility in various fields
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 @ 07:48:30 LKT
Topic: Lankan General News
All newly elected Members of Parliament of the United Peoples’ Freedom Alliance (UPFA) visited Kilinochchi yesterday. This visit was undertaken on a directive of President Mahinda Rajapaksa and co-ordinated by MP Namal Rajapaksa. The group of MPs were accompanied by the Minister of Housing Construction ,Common Amenities and Engineering Services Wimal Weerawansa and Deputy Minister Premalal Jayasekera.
Housing and Construction Minister, Wimal Weerawansa commended the newly elected MPs for stepping forward in support of the President’s objective to rebuild the lives of the people of the North.
The Minister made this observation while meeting Kilinochchi District Secretary Mrs.Y. Keedeeswaran and other Government officials, on the action to be taken in order to accelerate development in the district.
“Today we reviewed numerous fields such as education, health, highways and public amenities .A number of issues requiring immediate attention were revealed in this process. Our newly elected MPs have been allocated various responsibilities attached to these fields. We also hope to receive the support of various Ministries in this regard.”
Expressing his views on the ongoing resettlement of displaced families, the Minister further stated that he intended to take immediate steps to address their problems in regard to housing. This included the issue of the grant of lands. According to a request made by public servants a housing project is underway.
Northern Province Governor, Major General G.A. Chandrasiri also attended the meeting. The newly elected MPs were allocated to their respective fields as follows:
Education - Uditha Lokubandara
Health - Dr.Rohana Pushpanadan, Dr. Sudarshanie Fernandopulle
Housing - Minister of Housing and Construction Wimal Weerawansa, Thenuka Withanage
Fisheries - Arundita Fernando, Shehan Semasinghe
Highways - Chamika Buddhadasa
Electricity - Power and Energy Deputy Minister Premalal Jayasekera, Lohan Ratwatte
Transport - Dilum Amunugama
Essential Goods - Roshan Ranasinghe
Birth and Death Certification - Kanaka Herath
Youth Affairs and Vocational
Training - Shantha Bandara