This tree has a high respect in Tamil Culture. It is natural, then, to call it a `karpaha` or celestial tree, because all its parts without exception could be used by man.
we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfilment of the wish to return home.
Following the success of this new method of red onion cultivation theMinistry of Agriculture is now looking at further improving red onion cultivations, with these seedlings in the Jaffna peninsula as well.
jaffna women still Are the reservoirs and transmitters of cultural knowledge In their communities.

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Nagalingam Vethanayahan

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Livelihood Assistance for rehabilitated families in Jaffna

13 December 2018
Livelihood  Assistance for rehabilitated families in Jaffna

The livestock for the value of six hundred thousand rupees were provided. To 37 families of rehabilitated persons in Jaffna using the ford allocated the ministry of Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Northern Development and Hindu Religions Affairs. This event was coordinated by Socio Economic and Welfare office of Jaffna and held on...

Feasibility Report on Cashew Cultivation in jaffna Peninsula

03 January 2019
Feasibility Report on Cashew Cultivation in jaffna Peninsula

    The cashew tree (Anacardium occidentale) is a tropical evergreen tree that produces the cashew seed (nut) and the cashew apple. It can grow as high as 14 m (46 ft), but the dwarf cashew, growing up to 6 m (20 ft), has proved more profitable, with earlier maturity and higher yields.  The species is originally native to northeastern Brazil....

National Productivity Awards Results - 2016/2017

10 January 2019

National Productivity Awards Results - 2016/2017  national productivity award competition organized by National Productivity Secretariat introduced in Public Sector, School Sector and Manufacturing & Service Sector across the country. District Secretariat Jaffna has won the second place in the island-wide National Productivity awards for 2016/2017 year under the Public Sector...

71st National day Celebration

07 February 2019
71st National day Celebration

   The 71st National Independence Day.  The 71st National Independence day was celebrated at the venue specially prepared in front of the District secretariat Jaffna. The Government Agent hoisted National flag at 8.45am. Mr.N.Vethanayakan Government Agent, Additional Government Agent, Staff of the District Secretariat, religious dignitaries, three service commanders, students...



Prime Minister Visit Venue :  District Secret...

Message from the Resident
Representative a.i.
UNDP Sri Lanka

It is with great pleasure that I write this
message on the District Development
Plan for Jaffna District, which has a vision for
multiple sectors developed with the support of
the UN Peace building fund.

Developing an integrated plan for a district
requires a concerted and dedicated effort by all
stakeholders to come together to collectively
envision the society that we want to live in.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
reiterate the need for futuristic thinking and
highlights just how much more we need to do in
order to achieve that future we want for the Jaffna
District in 5 years ahead of the 2030 Agenda. We
all have a responsibility to realize this future.

As such, the United Nations Development
Programme is pleased to be involved in this
collaborative process of futuristic development
planning to enable the achievement of
sustainable human development for the people
of Jaffna. I believe this document is the starting
point; a testament of commitment to inclusion
and ownership to ensure no one is left behind.
On behalf of the UNDP in Sri Lanka, I would like
to take this opportunity to thank the Delegation
of the European Union to Sri Lanka and the
Maldives, for the continued support extended by
the Delegation to the UNDP to continue our work
in strengthening government institutions and
local economic development in Sri Lanka. Without
this support, partnership and collaboration
our critical work would not have been possible
in many instances to benefit the people of this

I would also like to thank our Government,
Provincial and District partners for continuing
to support the UN’s engagement at the local
level. The UNDP in Sri Lanka remains committed
to supporting the District Officials, and look
forward to continuing to work closely with our
government counterparts towards this end.

Jorn Sorensen
Resident Representative a.i.,
United Nations Development Programme,
Sri Lanka