Director - Rural

Dept. of Rural Development
No.340, Point Pedro Road,
Anaipanthy, Jaffna
TP:  021-3202275   
Mobile: 0773868568



Department of Rural Development




Facilitate, empower, mobilize of Rural   vulnerable people  for  socio, cultural and economic development  towards  an  improved  quality standard  of living  at the Villages in line with the national development policy of Sri Lanka.


Key Functions

  • Facilitating to establish and updated strengthen rural development societies for   men & women in villages of Northern Province.

  • Assisting to women empowerment and their participation in development activities through women development centers and women rural development societies.

  • Monitoring and Reviewing income generating small scale projects carried out by societies.

  • Conducting vocational training programmes in collaboration with other institutions.

  • Providing leadership and other relevant training programmes for society members and officers respectively.

  • Creating marketing facilities and networks.

  • Oversee the overall general & financial management of the Provincial, District & Divisional offices.

  • Providing financial assistance to the Societies and Women Development Centers and ensure proper utilization through reporting & review.