Secretary, Women's Affairs


Ministry of Women's Affairs, Rehabilitation, Social Services, Cooperatives, Food Supply and Distribution, Industries and Enterprise Promotion and Trade & Commerce.

No.4, Broody Lane, Pungankulam Junction,
Kandy Road,
Ariyalai, Jaffna


Tel: +94-21-222 0880
Fax: +94-21-222 0882 



Palmyrah Development Week - Exhibition 2018

Palmyrah Development Week - Exhibition was started on 22nd July 2018 under the chairmanship of the Minister of Women Affairs Ananthi Sasitharan.


This was celebrated for one week from 22nd July to 28th July at Sankiliyan Park, Nallur.

Every year, to express the greatness of the palmyrah related products, Ministry of Women Affairs, Cooperative, Palmyrah Cooperative societies, Federation, Cooperative Cluster and Unique Cluster join together to celebrate Palmyrah Development Week-Exhibition grandly with the theme of “Palmyra is our Environment, Culture and Economy”.

Chairman of Northern Provincial Council C.V.K.Sivagnanam, and Director of Education, E.Uthayakumar were invited as Chief Guests. Secretary of Ministry of women affairs Mrs.Rubini Varathalingam, Assistant Secretary Mrs.N.Lagini and former Senior Lecturer, University of Jaffna Mr.K.Thevarajah were invited as Special Guests. Commissioner of Cooperative Development Department Mr.P.Vaheesan, Presidents and General Managers from Palmyrah & Coconut cooperative societies, Federation, cooperative cluster and Unic cluster and Cooperative Department staff also participated in this event.

“Thaalam” book was published. Prizes were given to winners who won in the Art competition and honoured. Winners of 2017 were also honoured with prizes. Accordingly, the best stall in the exhibition, the best Rural Banks, the best fuel station, best members and the best Co-operative shop in 2017 were recognized in this event. Cultural events also conducted every evening during the exhibition.