A “Hela Bojun Hala” was ceremoniously declared opened by Hon Rohitha Bogollagama Governor of Eastern Province on 29th April 2018 at Padiyatalawa in Ampara District. This was constructed at a cost of Rs 17.0Mn jointly by the Eastern Province Transport Authority and Ministry of Agriculture.
It was constructed to fulfill the His Excellency the President’s vision for a toxin free nation free from diseases and malnutrition. This center will provide nutritious, healthy and safe traditional food to everyone In addition these centers provide the passengers with enhanced facilities including toilets, wash rooms and resting area. Eastern Province Transport Authority has initiated action for constructing five more such centers in Eastern Province including Kantale, Vaharai ,Morawewa and Batticaloa.
Hon Governor in his address welcomed the initiatives to construct such centers focusing on providing safe traditional foods to public including bus commuters and pledged his fullest support and cooperation for such initiatives.
Hon Sriyani Wijewickrama State Minister of Provincial Council and Local Government, Senior officials from Eastern Provincial Council and Eastern Province Transport Authority participated in this event.