The Water loading event of the Saltern established in Jaffna at a cost of 200 Million Rupees, was held ceremoniously yesterday.
The Water loading event of the saltern was held yesterday presided by the chairman of the Chavakachcheri Pradeshiya Saba, Kanthaiah Vamadevan.
A salt production company was established in Arukuvely in Thanankilaappu of Jaffna/Thenmaradchchi Divisional Secretary’s Area, and the water loading was held.
As the first stage of the establishment of this Saltern, under the advice of the Director of the Sagathevan Research Organization, V.Sagathevan, was undertaken at a cost of 100 million Rupees, invested by London investor Kandaiah Premadas and Anandha Salt Company in a 100 acre land at Arukuvely.
In a context where the Industrial Factories in the North had been destroyed by war and the youth rendered jobless, basins (Pathi) for production salt had been constructed and more than 100 youth and girls are provided with employment in them.
While the Central Environment Authority had approved the project and this saltern had been constructed without affecting the environment, it is said.
Several people participated in this inauguration Ceremony, including the Member of the Chavakacheri Pradesiya Saba,A.Nimalarohan, Assistant Director of Central Environment,T.Subokaran, the Manager of the Hatton National Bank, M.Damien Ranjith, Assistant planning Manager of the Rural Bank of the area, K.Thiyagarajah, members of the Chavakachcheri Pradeshiya Saba,and the employees of the Ananda Salt Company.