6PMwaterprojects3Prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa initiated important milestones of Jaffna-Kilinochchi water supply project (a project that aims to provides safe drinking water to the population of the city of Jaffna and its surrounding urban and rural areas) .

Financed jointly by Asian Development Bank (ADB)and the Government of Sri Lanka the 266 million USD Jaffna Killinochchi water supply project is expected to provides safe piped water to 186 grama niladhari division by 2025 benefitting more than 300,000 people in 122,000 families in Northern Sri Lanka.

The Prime Minister (6th September) inaugurated remotely from temple tress, the construction of the Thalaiyadi sea water treatment plant and the Jaffna city water distribution network- two important milestones of the Jaffna-Kilinochchi water supply project.

By 2023 high -tech water purification technology in the Thalaidi seawater treatment plant is designed to convert 24,000 m3/day seawater into safe drinking water distributed through the new distribution network initiated on 6th September in Jaffna city

In addition, the Prime Minister also opened for public, a smaller, 300,m3/day Nagadeepa seawater treatment plant ,directly benefiting 5,000 families in Nagadeepa Analaitivu and Eluvaithivu .This project was founded by (JFPR) Japan Funded for Poverty Reduction and administrated by ADB.

Mr.Kenichi Yokoyama ,Director General of ADB 's South Asian department addressed the gathering via zoom and congratulated the relevant water projects.

Chief incumbent of Nagadeepa Raja Maha vicarage and Chief Sangha Nayaka of Northern province, most venerable navandagala paduma kiththi tissue Thero and other religious leaders and the people of jaffna expressed their views on the benefits of these projects to the government including his Excellency the President and the Prime minister through video technology.

Vasudeva Nanayakkara- Minister of water supply stated that” Prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s intention in 2019 was not to defeat anyone but to end the conflict. Restoring the lifestyle destroyed by the conflict was his most prominent priority. The prime minister insisted that this water supply system is an absolute necessity of the people of north and that it is imperative that we establish this for the betterment of people of north.  

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