The Mayor of Jaffna, E.Arnold has requested the Prime Minister to allocate funds to fill up coastal area excepting deep sea, from Colombothurai to Navanthurai and reclaim land. The Prime Minister has promised to consider this request favourably.
The Mayor had proposed this reclaiming project in the lines of Colombo Port City Project.
A meeting between the TNA and the Prime Minister was held yesterday and the Mayor had placed this proposal during this meeting.
There is a shortage in space in front of Jaffna Teaching Hospital for parking vehicles. Police is keeping under their control a property with a house in it, in front of Jaffna Teaching Hospital saying that it belonged to the liberation Tigers. This property should be made available to the JMC to be used as a vehicle park, the Mayor said. Further he requested that funds be allocated for the construction of New Town in 293 acres in Chemmany area. The Prime Minister had promised that he will consider these requests favourably.