Local Government

Official launch of the community based destination marketing campaign in parallel with the World Tourism Day celebration of Northern Province.

UNWTO, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has declared 2020 under the gigantic theme of “Tourism and Rural Development” with the purpose of aligning the rural community under the flagship of tourism. Celebrating the unique role that tourism plays in providing opportunities outside of the big cities and preservation of cultural and natural heritage, Northern …

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Opening ceremony of ACLG Office’s new quarters building in Mannar district

New Quarters building of the ACLG Office, Mannar was ceremonially declared open by Governor of Northern Province Mrs.P.S.M. Charles on 28th July 2020. Chief Secretary, Northern Province A. Pathinathan and Secretary Ministry of Finance, Planning and Local Government, Northern Province,  Mrs. S. Mohananathan, were Participated as guests in the opening ceremony. This quarters building was …

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Distribution ceremony of COVID 19 protective & preventive equipment

The Capacity Development of Local Government Project (CDLG) funded by European Union is being implemented in the Northern Province by UNDP through the Department of Local Government, Northern Province. The ceremony to distribute the COVID-19 protective & preventive equipment and items to Local Authorities was held on 16th July 2020  on the emergency requirement . Governor …

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New Chairman appointed to Northern Province Tourism Bureau

Dr.Arumugam Sivasothy (BVSc, MSc, MPM and FSLCVS) has assumed his duties as the Chairman of the Northern Province Tourism Bureau on February, 10, 2020. Before assuming this duty, Dr.Arumugam Sivasothy served the country as a Veterinary Surgeon and Veterinary Administrator. As an alumnus of Jaffna Central College and Karainagar Hindu College, he started his career in Wariyapola …

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A promotion campaign for Kite festival organised by Tourism Bureau

Valvai Vigneswara Community Centre and Valvai Uthayasooriyan Club are jointly organising Kite Festival at Valvettithurai beach on Thai Pongal day, annually. Thousands of local people attend to this festival and witness different kinds of kites which fly in the sky A promotion campaign for Kite Festival was organised by the Tourism Bureau of Northern Province …

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Revamped Northern Tourism website launched

Northern Province Tourism Website has been updated with several important features such as destination details, customizable trip plan with Geographical Information tools, galleries, event and programme notifications, social media integration, etc. Revamped website was launched by Chief Secretary of Northern Province Mr.A.Pathinathan at a ceremony held at Northern Province Tourism Bureau on 29th November 2019. …

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Northern Province Tourism Bureau participated at the World Tourism Day celebrations

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UN-WTO) declared World Tourism Day on 27th September since 1998. The purpose of celebrating World Tourism Day is to raise awareness about the role of the tourism around the world and to promote social, cultural, political and economic values. Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority organized a special programme at …

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Grand Opening Ceremony of Northern Province Tourist Information Center at Jaffna Railway Station Premises

Tourist Information Center at Jaffna Railway Station Premises was established by the Northern Province Tourism Bureau and Provincial Ministry of Local Government under the concept and guidance of Dr Suren Rāghavan – Governor Northern Province. It was ceremonially opened on 21st June 2019 by Governor of Northern Province with the presence of Chairman of Northern …

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