The 1st quarter Secretaries Committee Meeting for the year 2015, was held on 20thMarch, 2015 at Chief Secretary’s Secretariat to review the progress on Annual Development Plan, Financial and Administrative matters.
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi visited Northern Province of Sri Lanka for the first time on 14th March 2015. First he visited Mannar and officially launched the train service between Mannar-Talaimannar.
The Deputy Country Representative of UNICEF for Sri Lanka Ms. Paula Bulancea visited to the Northern Province to meet with the UNICEF partners and provincial authorities to discusses the about the situation of Education, Nutrition and Children in this area and future UNICEF – GOSL programming for the development of Northern Province.
President Maithripala Sirisena chaired at the Provincial Coordinating Meeting of Northern Province at District Secretariat, Jaffna on 03rd March 2015.
Governor of Northern Province HMGS Palihakkara, Chief Ministery of Northern Province CV Wigneswaran, Resettlement Minister D.M. Swaminathan, Parliamentarians, Northern Provincial Council Members were present.
The officials of Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) had a discussion with the Chief Secretary Mr. A.Pathinathan on 25th February 2015 at Chief Secretary’s Secretariat with regarding their future initiatives and programmes on “Improving active participation in the local government to build public accountability and transparency” which will be initiated into the local authorities of the Northern Province.
A discussion on preparation of annual appropriation accounts was held on 19th February 2015 at the auditorium of Jaffna Public Library under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary of Northern Province A.Paththinathan. Asst. Audit General of Northern Province G.Thevagnanan was also present at this discussion.