The 1st Provincial Planning Committee Meeting of EPC for this year was held at 9.30 a.m. on 27th April 2018, at the EPC Conference Hall, Varothayanagar, Trincomalee.
The Chief Secretary chaired the meeting with his warm welcome address. He introduced new DCS-Planning Mr.N.Thamilchelvan & extended gratitude to former DCS-Planning, Mr.V.Mahendrarajah for his valuable services in the EPC.
He pointed out the importance of this meeting and early arrangements by the PPS for the implementation of development activities targeted this year and requested all to provide their fullest support and appropriate actions in successful completion of all approved development programmes on time with results oriented.
The DCS - Planning expressed his gratefulness to Hon. Governor & to Chief Secretary and gently anticipated fullest support and better coordination from all to successfully move forward. He briefly presented overview of provincial capital budget and the programmes under line ministries & special projects. The forum discussed on various development issues in detail and took productive decisions.
The Secretaries, Deputy Chief Secretaries, Heads of Departments & relevant senior officers of the Provincial Council and representatives from three District Secretariats participated at this meeting.