Jaffna to celebrate Independence Day on grand scale
the heartland of the Northern Tamils now bustling with activity, will
join hands with the rest of the country to celebrate the 64th
Independence Day on February 4 in a peaceful atmosphere, Additional GA
Rubini Varadalingam told the Sunday Observer. No boycotts or protests
have been reported, unlike earlier, she said.
With the displaced people being resettled in their original homes
livelihood assistance extended, the provision of infrastructure
facilities and many development projects under way, the province is
turning a new leaf, coming out of the dark era of gloom and despair due
to three decades of terrorism and uncertainties, she said.
Independence Day celebrations followed by lectures on state sector
services for the public have been organised at all Government Offices,
schools and public institutions, the Additional GA said.
The transport network has been improved with rehabilitation and
reconstruction of roads, facilitating transportation of agricultural
produce from the district to the South, she said.