The Palaitheevu which come under Pooneryn Area cannot be allowed to be found under the control of the Sri Lankan Security Forces, said the CM. NPC, C.V. Wigneswaran.
He said so participating and addressing the gathering, at the World Tourist Day held at the Kailasapathy Auditorium of the University of Jaffna, yesterday. Palaitheevu and its sea area are under the complete control of the Security Forces, now. This cannot be allowed anymore and it should be get released from the Security Forces and handed over to the interested Northern Province investors he said.
At the same time the Dutch Fortress at the centre of the town should be beautified, and the government of Netherland is waiting to help us in this project.
Large scale tourist restaurants will be detrimental to our environment. We could create tradition food stalls which could demonstrate our traditional cooking skills and Medicinal traditions.
Although several benefits could be reaped from Tourist sector, several problems including the pollution of the environment and exclusion of local population.
We should act taking these also into consideration, he said.