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Rajendira Sasselan

Dept. of Rural Development
No.280, Palaly Road, Kantharmadam, Jaffna
TP:  021 205 1332

Fax : 021-2057109
Mobile: 0775147872



“Enhance the rural development to actively contribute to the National Economic Growth”.


Facilitate, empower, mobilize of Rural   vulnerable people  for  socio, cultural and economic development  towards  an  improved  quality standard  of living  at the Villages in line with the national development policy of Sri Lanka.


  • Facilitating to establish and updated strengthen rural development societies for   men & women in villages of Northern Province.

  • Assisting to women empowerment and their participation in development activities through women development centers and women rural development societies.

  • Monitoring and Reviewing income generating small scale projects carried out by societies.

  • Conducting vocational training programmes in collaboration with other institutions.

  • Providing leadership and other relevant training programmes for society members and officers respectively.

  • Creating marketing facilities and networks.

  • Oversee the overall general & financial management of the Provincial, District & Divisional offices.

  • Providing financial assistance to the Societies and Women Development Centers and ensure proper utilization through reporting & review.

Contact Details

Postal Address : No.280, Palaly Road Road, Kantharmadam, Jaffna General Telephone: 021-2057108 Fax No. : 021-2057109 e-mail
Designation Name  Telephone Number 
Provincial Director Mr. R. Sasselan  Office : 021-2051332
 Mobile: 0775147872
Administrative Officer Mrs. Shanmugavadivelu  Office: 021-2057108
 e-mail :
District Rural Development Officer – Kilinochchi Mrs. Sunethra Suthagar  Office: 021-2285069
 e-mail :
District Rural Development Officer – Mullaitivu Mr. Sivasubramanium Umabalan  Office: 021-2290226
 e-mail :
District Rural Development Officer – Vavuniya Mrs. Thenmoli Maheswaran  Office: 024-2224437
 e-mail :
District Rural Development Officer – Mannar Mrs. Sriranganayagi  Ketheeswaran  Office: 023-2250104
 e-mail :