Provincial level awareness programme of Gramashakthi People's Movement was held on 24 November 2017 at US hotel, Jaffna. This event was organised by Presidential Secretariat, Colombo.
Gramashakthi programme is implemented national wide to increase the local industries and local entrepreneus and free the people from poverty.
Divisional Secretaries will be the partners of the programme. 3 villages per Divisional Secretariat division have been selected for the programme. As a whole, 102 projects in 34 DS divisions throughout the province will be implemented.
In his address, Shiral Lakthilaka, Coordinating Secretary to the President said that the President is concerned about the poverty of the Northern Province. He has declared year 2017 as "Poverty Eradication Year". This programme supports to achieve this target. As the result, it is expected Northern Province will considerably contribute to GDP.
Coordinating Secretary of the President Shiral Lakthilaka, Director of Gramashakthi Programme Ms. Manel Kularatnee, Grama Shakthi Advisers, Government Agents of all five Districts, Secretary to the Provincial Ministry of Agriculture, Deputy Chief Secretary - Administration, Deputy Chief Secretary - Planning, Deputy Chief Secretary - Finance, Commissioner of Cooperative Development Department, Divisional Secretaries, Provincial Director of Agriculture, Directors / Asst. Directors of Planning, District Directors of Agriculture, staff of the Presidential Secretariat and other relevant officials were present in this awareness programme.