Hon. Dr.Suren Rāghavan Ph.D.

Governor's Secretariat,

Old Park, Kandy Road,
Chundukuli, Jaffna,

Tel: +94-21-2219375
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Secretary to the Governor


Secretary to the Governor 

Governor's Secretariat,
Forest Office Lane,
Chundikuli, Jaffna


Tel: +94-21-222 0660
Fax: +94-21-222 0661 Mobile: 0773868565



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Discussion on Pre-arrangements of Vattapalai Amman Kovil Annual Festival – 03rd June 2014

Vattappalai, on the western shore of the Nantikadal, a mile or two from Thanniyuttu, is celebrated for its temple of Kannakai Amman and the annual festival there. Vattappalai is a place where the water never dries up (Vatta = Dryup). The seven temple at Mannakandai in the neighbourhood, called by the people Kanyakovil, “because there were seven Vanniyan Virgin Chieftainesses”, probably commemorate the seven daughters of Nanti.The Nantikadal lagoon, “Sea of Nanti”, is no doubt called after him.”


A discussion on pre-arrangements of prominent Vattapalai Amman Kovil annual festival was held on 03rd July 2014 in the conference hall of Mullaitivu District Secretariat.

Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Douglas Devananda and Governor of the Northern Province GA Chandrasiri co-chaired the meeting.

Transport facilities, electricity, drinking water, toilet facilities and security were the main subjects focused during the discussion. It is expected that several thousand people will visit this year festival therefore the means for the easiest transportation was discussed in detail.

The requests made by the temple administration was considered and resolutions were found. Keeping the temple surroundings clean and tidy is one of the request made by the administration. Discussion also focused on the contribution of the service of representatives from Government departments, police as well as security forces.

Secretary to the Governor L.Ilaangovan, Addl. Director of Mullaitivu District Secretariat Mohanraj, Security Force Commander of Mullaitivu district Major General Jagath Dias, members of Vattapalai Temple, Presidential Coordinator for Mullaitivu district Kanagaratnam, high ranking officials from Police and relevant officials also took part at this discussion.



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