The Old Park of Jaffna has been renovated and declared open for public use on 20th July 2012. Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa participated as chief guest and ceremonially declared open the park.
Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development KN Douglas Devananda, Parliamentarian Sylvesthiri Allentine and Indian High Commissioner Ashok K Kantha participated as special guests.
Under the mission of Mahinda Chinthanaya, with the guidance of Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa and Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development KN Douglas Devananda and under the direct supervision of Governor of Northern Province GA Chandrasiri this park was renovated at a cost of 18 million rupees.
Government Agent of Jaffna Suntharam Arumainayagam, Chief Secretary of Northern Province R.Wijayalukshmi, Secretary to the Governor L.Ilaangovan, Commander of Security Forces Headquarters -Jaffna Maj Gen Mahinda Hathurusinghe and other high officials also from Northern Provincial Council participated at this ceremony.