In a context where the Kingston upon Thames city of the UK is to sign a historically important twin city agreement, today, Tuesday the first discussion and training workshop relevant to it were held yesterday, Monday.
The Chief Minister of Northern Province, Officials of the Northern Provincial Council, the councilors of the Kingston Council and Multi- sector Professionals from the Tamil Society of Britain took part in this event, held yesterday morning in the Warren House in Kingston and discussed about how to undertake Social and Economical development activities under the said Twin City Agreement.
The Tamil organizations and investors expressed their interest in undertaking projects in Sports and Economy sectors.
Discourses were given by the Chief Minister Wigneswaran and Officials of the Northern Provincial Council on various needs and opportunities of the Northern Province.
Chief Minister Wigneswaran addressed the gathering in the Get Together and Lunch held after Training Workshop. Around 100 Tamil Activists and Professional Experts of the Tamil Society took part by invitation in this event.
Meanwhile, the signing of the Twin City Agreement is to be held on a grand scale in the Guild Hall of the Kingston Council tomorrow evening. Around 150 people will participate in this event. Further, this event is to be live telecast through Internet.
The Chief Minister will meet the Tamil investors and industrialists in Britain on day after tomorrow. It will be discussed in this event as to what sort of Development Projects could be undertaken in the Northern Province, and how could this Twin City agreement could be utilized to a maximum. Around 100 people will participate in this event.
Meanwhile, a grand public meeting will be held on forthcoming Sunday at the Zoroastrian Centre in the Rayners Lane. More than 1,500 members of the public are expected to participate in this meeting.
During this visit of the Chief Minister, he visited the Kingston Hospital, Kingston University and the small and medium scale Industrial Establishments in Kingston under the sponsorship of Kingston Council and studied as to what sort benefits could obtained under the above Agreement.