While asking the People’s representatives in the North to prepare and bring forward development projects needed for Northern people, Prime Minister Ranil had also said that they will provide all the cooperation needed in the implementation of such projects.
The meeting for reviewing the Progress of Development projects was held at the Auditorium of the District Secretariat, presided by the Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremasinghe yesterday.
As a part of the meeting, a discussion on purifying sea water to drinking water was held. A people’s representative said that there is no problem in purifying sea water at Thalayady. MPc, M.K.Sivajilingam said several factions are opposing the project.
Thereafter, the prime Minister advised the representatives that such problems need not be brought to him. All problems should be solved here itself , such projects should prepare cordially and united and submit them to him and that he will give full cooperation in the implementation of projects he said.
In the ensuing discussion he said that all districts in the North are way behind other districts. We have planned large scale development works in these districts. We have planned to increase the income of these districts through undertaking projects in the sectors of Agriculture, Fisheries , Tourism and Road widening.
He also said that the KKS factory area is to be converted into Information Technology Zone. He was informed that large amount of money is charged for investing in Atchchuvely Industrial Estate and that is preventing the investors from coming in to invest. In reply the PM promised to look into this matter and other problems presented at the meeting.