- Published on Sunday, 16 June 2013 00:40
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The A-9 road that was developed under the Mahinda Chintana programme has been vested in the public.
President Mahinda Rajapksa inaugurated the A-9 road that links Kandy and Jaffna after the development of the stretch between Galkulama to Jaffna. Hundred and fifty three kilo metres were developed at the expenditure of 20 billion rupees. Accordingly the government has been able to complete the development work on the A-9 road from Kandy to Jaffna. The latest technology in the world has been used. The road that consists of 4 lanes is 09 metres in width. There are two lanes which are 2.5 in width for parking vehicles and a separate lane for motor cycles. A notable feature is the light posts that illuminate the road. With the inauguration of the road the link between the north and the south is strengthened.
Meanwhile President Mahinda Rajapaksa inspected a number of projects in the north and vested a number of development projects in the public. The President inspected housing projects in Mulaitivu, Nandikadal and Keppatilav. Hundred ad sixty five houses are being constructed under this project with the free labour provided by the army. Fifty houses have already been constructed and handed over. A community hall, an office of the Grama Niladari, a stadium, and a bus stop have been planned to be constructed at the village belonging to the Keppatilav housing project. The President also inaugurated an electrification scheme. The President also launched a scholarship scheme for the education of children. The President who walked amidst the people also exchanged pleasantries with them. Minister Douglas Devananda, Governor of the northern province G.A. Chandrasiri and Chief of staff of the Presidential staff Gamini Senarath also participated in the occasion. Meanwhile the President participated in a national programme to distribute fresh milk amongst school children at Wattakachchi Maha Vidyalaya in Kilinochchi. The programme is being launched by the Education Services Ministry. The national programme was launched under the theme of creating a healthy generation of children who receive proper nutrition. The programme will be started in all schools in the island in the future.