Sri Lanka mulls aviation complex in former Tiger jungle airstrip

  • 24 Mar 2010 19:34:32 GMT

    [The Nanthikadal lagoon in the area, where Tiger leaders made their last stand before being killed by government troops, would be made available for the private sector for hotels and guest houses. ]

    True, Mr.Prabagaran was a brutal terrorist. But he was the saviour for Peelamists. He is dead some respect for the dead.

    with respect to his long time service to Eaalam people and SL, the government would consider building some `Public Toilets in Nanthikadal` area.

  • 24 Mar 2010 19:41:47 GMT

    This is really great news. I hope the President will go ahead with the plans to develop these facilities. I had requested for such developments immediately after the war ended. This would also present an opportunity for skilled Tamils who had previously worked for the LTTE to bring forth their skills in helping to establish ship/boat design centers, boat yards, eco-tourism and modern fishing industry. It is time for all to unite as Sri Lankans and work towards a better tomorrow for everyone.

    [The government wants to develop the airstrip into an aviation complex, training and research institute, Indrasiri told a seminar organised by the Sri Lanka Shippers` Council to brief investors on investment opportunities.

    Another former Tiger stronghold in Mullaithivu, on the northeast coast, has been earmarked as a centre for fisheries-based engineering equipment industry and for sea-based and eco-tourism, Indrasiri said.

    It would have facilities for boat building, fishing gear and ice plants.]

  • 24 Mar 2010 20:00:29 GMT

    This is a very good move, the northern areas should feel that major developments are coming to the region, it will also boost the employment in the area.

  • 24 Mar 2010 20:26:51 GMT

    Very wise move to develop what was initiated with diasporas funds by the depleted Eelamists...:-)

  • 24 Mar 2010 20:37:21 GMT

    [The Nanthikadal lagoon in the area, where Tiger leaders made their last stand before being killed by government troops, would be made available for the private sector for hotels and guest houses.]


    Now I can make plans to build a small hotel with a Totem Pole topped with an axe and name it the Hotel de Axe!

    The opening ceremony ribbon will be chopped with an axe

    followed by an Axe Throwing tournament.


    [[Despite a request by a government Minister not to accept the March salary for attending Parliamentary sittings on March 9 for the Emergency Debate, Parliament sources said, only one member has refused his monthly salary so far.

    Normally, payments are made on either 26 th or 27th of every month and arrangements are already underway to make the payments for this month. As of last Friday, only Urban Development Minister and Leader of Mahajana Eksath Peramuna Dinesh Gunawardana, has informed the Financial Division that he does not want to be paid, he added.

    Ironically, Labour Minister Mervyn Silva, who requested that all Parliamentarians should abstain from taking this month s salary as the House met only for a single day, has so far failed to adhere to his own request.

    When contacted, Minister Gunawardana said since the dissolved Parliament sat only once for a special case, he thinks that it was not ethical to draw the entire month s salary.

    It was for a special purpose of extending the state of emergency and as Parliamentarians of already dissolved Parliament I do not think we should take the privilege of a monthly salary, he added.

    Meanwhile, the JVP said they have no intentions of refusing a monthly salary, if arrangements were already underway to pay it. (GW)]]

    Mervyn should practise what he preaches.

  • 24 Mar 2010 20:40:34 GMT

    Aiyooo Velu!!

    Pissu ney.


  • 24 Mar 2010 20:54:59 GMT


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    that linking religion & culture in his performance is not allowed! If he cannot accept that, then don`t allow him!

    Are you serious.

    You say he did not know ?

    Come on he is a business man from USA, He did not know business.

    He was taking Sri Lankans to be idiots and dummies. It back fired.

    Probably, he got some money from the church.]

    AnuD thinks Akon is a choir boy who sings anti- buddism hims. :))))) :))))) :))))) :))))))

    [Probably, he got some money from the church.]

    Akon is very poor & he has been paid 50 from the church to go and perfome in Srilanka :))) :)))) :))))) :)))))) :))))

    Nice to see some big mouth members expose their ignorance in LNP. :)) :))

  • 24 Mar 2010 20:59:04 GMT

    Four new industrial zones for North & East

    [Four new industrial zones are to be established in the Northern and Eastern provinces within the next few months, Industrial Development Ministry Additional Secretary W. D. Jayasinghe said.

    According to the government information department, he said an industrial zone of 50 acres will be established in Trincomalee and 30 industries will be set up in that zone. A 25-acre land has been identified to establish an industrial zone at Batticaloa town.

    Fifteen new industries will be established in that zone. Another industrial zone is to be set up in the Mannar area.

    The land for this purpose has already been identified.

    Guidance and information to begin new industries in the area are being provided for the businessmen in Mannar.

    A suitable land for the industrial zone that will be set up in Jaffna is now being identified.

    It will be established in addition to the Achchuweli industrial zone.

    In addition, the Ministry of Industrial Development has implemented a programme to lend a helping hand for the small and medium scale entrepreneurs in the Northern Province.

    The additional secretary said the funds for this purpose were being provided by the UN.]

  • 24 Mar 2010 21:10:30 GMT

    Very good idea to develop the airstrips. Sametime it was a good idea by the government to destroy the other memorabilias including all the LTTP cemeteries.

  • 24 Mar 2010 21:12:58 GMT

    Eelampimp, R You alright?

    You seem to attack anyone who doesn`t see the way you think.i think there are better methods of arguing as you

    are a big businessman having about 100 employees.

    Just a thought though... do you talk to your employees this

    when they say or propose something which you don`t like?