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    Traditional and Small Industries in Kilinochchi District on Fast Track Development

    April 12, 2014

    The Traditional Industries and Small Enterprises that saw a complete destruction during the period of the armed conflict were now on fast track towards development, said Douglas Devananda, Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development at a recently held ceremony at Kilinochchi district Secretariat to mark the distribution of industrial implements to those who underwent training, conducted by "Divi Neguma" programme.

    Speaking further, the Minister said that Kilinochchi district was one of the most affected areas in the Northern Province during the war fought, but the unfailing efforts and massive investment on the part of the Government had within a so short a period of 5 years, had put back on track the Traditional, Small and Medium Scale industries which had to be started from a scratch. And the service of his ministry was available to anyone who desired assistance in whatever way needed.
    He also said that the 98 trained in Palmyra based industries by the Palmyra Development Board and the 33 trained in diverse disciplines  of industry by the Industrial Development Board needed to make every endeavour to produce high quality products so that the marketing of the items would not pose a problem and at the same time try improving their living standard, any help needed concerning quality improvements to their products could be obtained from the officials of the National Crafts Council, added the Minister.
    Sivagnanasothy, the Ministry Secretary made a lengthy speech concerning the services rendered by the Ministry for development of the Industrial Sector under "Divi Neguma" programme.
    Thavanathan, EPDP Provincial Council Member; Pasupathy Shivaratnam, Chairman, Palmyra Development Board;  Gamage, Director, "Divi Neguma" programme of the Ministry and several officials participated at the ceremony held, organized by Mrs. Rupawathy Ketheeswam, Kilinochchi district Secretary.


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