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Opening Ceromony of the Northern Provincial Office at Jaffna

The Northern Provincial office of Water Resources Board was ceremoniously opened by the Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management- Hon. Gamini Vijith Wijayamuni Soyza, Governor of the Northern Province- Hon. Reginald Cooray, MP Hon. Angajan and MP Hon. D. Sithadthan at the premises of Old Divisional Secretariat office, Jaffna on 19th May, 2016. Chairman of Water Resources Board – Eng. A.C.M. Zulficar, the District Secretary of Jaffna Mr. K. Vethanayakan and other distinguished guests were present for the ceremony. Working Director of Water Resources Board-Mr. S.P. Wickramarachchi, Director- Sathees Kumar, General Manager- Mr. R.S. Wijesekera,and large gatherings including other officials and employees of Water resources Board also were participated.

At this ceremony, Hon. Minister Gamini Vijith Wijayamuni Soyza mentioned from his speech that Groundwater, which is in the Miocene limestone aquifer below the surface of the Earth, is one of the people's most important natural resources in the peninsula.

Chairman of Water Resources Board-Eng. A.C.M. Zulficar also mentioned about bad environment issues such as saline water intrusion, over-extraction and contamination of groundwater as well as importance of groundwater recharge in Jaffna peninsula. He further emphasized that a comprehensive project for groundwater recharge today is compulsory to mitigate invasion of saline water to the peninsula and over-extraction and contamination of this invisible resource below the earth surface.

After the ceremony, the District Meeting regarding Irrigation and Water Resources Management chaired by Hon. Minister was held at the District Secretariat Conference hall, Jaffna. At the meeting, the Project ' Hydrogeological Study for the Assessment of Groundwater Contamination at Chunnakam, Jaffna ' also was initiated by Hon. Minister.      

Several photographs taken at these events are as follows.




















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