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Douglas Devananda, Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development, chairing a discussion held at the Agriculture Faculty of Jaffna University in Ariyavil City on Friday (07) said that action will be taken to commence the Agriculture Faculty next month and the Faculty of Engineering as soon as possible. The Minister had this discussion with the heads of the relevant faculties of the University of Jaffna to discuss the issues that stood in the way causing delays.
It was revealed at the discussion held that the Government Agent, Kilinochchi had received two tractors to be utilized to provide drinking water and to attend to the other work in connection with the commencement of studies at the Faculty of Agriculture. It was also brought to notice that the water tanks and water-pumps costing Rs.400,000/- had been bought with money given by the Minister.
The Minister touching on the subject of demining of the university premises, instructed the relevant agency to quicken the process, and in addition organized a massive “Shrama Dana” campaign with the student to clean up the premises.
The Minister also instructed the sectional heads to explore the possibility of commencing the studies of the Engineering Faculty, temporarily at buildings suitable for the purpose elsewhere in the city, at the beginning of the next year and stressed the importance of working as one in this regard. The Minister paid a visit to “Maha Deva” Children’s Ashram building complex to see whether these buildings possessed the facilities to house the engineering faculty there, temporarily.
Murugesu Chandrakumar, Jaffna District M.P, and Deputy Chairman of the Committees of Parliament; Dr. Vikunthan, Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Jaffna University; Prof. Kandasamy, Dean of the Faculty of Science; Prof, Balasundaramplillai and Thavanathayan, Organizer EPDP, Kilinochchi District also participated at this discussion.