Victory Celebration - 2012
Plans are afoot to conserve the historic Fort in Jaffna for the benefit of the future generation. Our Special Representative Aruna Jayakody said the programme has been chalked out with the mediation of the Department of Archaeology. Jaffna Fort spans more than 15 acres. It was built during the Portuguese period. Thereafter, the Fort was demolished and rebuilt by the Dutch. The Fort built by the Dutch now stands in Jaffna. A special meeting was held to thrash out decisions on the initiatives that should be taken to conserve the fort. Northern Governor G.A. Chandrasiri chaired the meeting. Commissioner General for Archaeology Senarath Dissanayake said the Jaffna Fort will be rebuilt maintaining its pristine glory. Re-development programmes are afoot to enable the public to view all sites of archaeological interest based in Jaffna with the return of peace to the Peninsula. The archaeological reconstructions are in place in parallel to the Uthuru Wasanthaya programme.
new bridge will be constructed further strengthening the friendship between Sri Lanka and India. The Indian Government has mooted plans to build an Expressway and a rail track linking the two countries. Minister Dulles Alahapperuma said that these will be built as the Inter Asia Expressway and the Inter Asia Rail Bridge. The Minister was addressing the inaugural sessions of the second SAARC Transport Ministers meeting. The Minister observed that an opportunity will be available to further strengthen the relations with India which is the largest trading partner of the region following the building of the new bridge. Transport Ministers representing the SAARC region joined in the meeting. Ministers Rohitha Bogollagama, A.H.M. Fowzie, M.H.M. Mohamed, Lasantha Alagiyawanna and Geethanjana Gunawardena, Western Province Governor Alavi Moulana, Chief Ministers Prasanna Ranatunga and Sarath Ekanayake and Provincial Minister Upali Kodikara were among those present.
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