French Ambassador for Sri Lanka His Excellency Jean Marin called on the Governor of Eastern Province Hon. Rohitha Bogollagama at Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo. The two hour meeting was held based on economic development in the Eastern Province.Governor also pointed out the opportunities on investments in the area of tourism, fisheries and Trincomalee port.
Mr. Martin Parent, Director for the French Agency for development also participated in the discussion. Mr. Asanka Abayawardana Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Hassan Alaldeen, Media Secratory to the Govenor and Mr. Poologasingham PA to the Governor also accompanied at the discussion.
Department of Sports, Eastern Province conducted Eastern Provincial Sports Festival - 2018 in Batticaloa to move forward to the next and final stage of 44th National Sports Festival - 2018. The Basketball, Cricket and Beach Volleyball for both the men and women were the main games in this sports festival.
Batticaloa District emerged champions in both the men and women Basketball game in competition among 3 inter-Districts. They beat Trincomalee District in the finals played at Herbert Stadium, St-Michal Collage, Batticaloa on 21st April 2018.
The of Department of Indigenous Medicine has arranged a “Vesak Dansala” on 01.05.2018 at front of Eastern Provincial Council. Traditional value of Herbal drinks such as welimal and Iramusu osupan (Dansala) given to public.
Two day training programme on establishment procedures was conducted for Tamil medium Management Assistants working in Trincomalee district from 8 -9 May 2018 at MDTU auditorium.
Ms. M.M. Halida, Director, MDTU was the resource person of this training
Management Development Training Unit has organized two day workshop for drivers from 5th – 6th May 2018 at MDTU conference Hall, Trincomalee.
The first day training on vehicle maintenance was jointly organized and sponsored by Associate Motorways (Pvt) Ltd. Mr. Pradeep Wijeratne, Deputy General Manager of AMW and his team was participated at the event. Second day workshop was on First aid conducted by MDTU in which Mr. V, Muraleetharan , Senior first aid trainer was served as the Resource person.
Eastern Province Tourism Bureau monthly board meeting held at Pasi Villa hotel in Pasikuda on 4th May 2018. Governor of the Eastern Province Hon. Rohitha Bogollagama also participated in the meeting headed by newly appointed Chairman of the Bureau Mr. Kosala Wikramanayaka.
Governor of the Eastern Province Hon. Rohitha Bogollagama flagged off the 2nd Edition of the Sri Lanka (SL) T-Cup International Cycle Race started from Pasikuda at 9.00 am on 4th May.Three-day race will finish at Negombo on 6th May 2018.
106 International riders representing 14 countries and 14 National riders participated in this event. Eastern Provincial Council, Eastern Province Tourism Bureau and local government authorities supported the event.
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.
The first 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 and extended gratitude to former DCS-Planning, Mr.V.Mahendrarajah for his valuable services in the EPC .
Mr. Kosala Wikramanayaka was appointed as the new chairman for Eastern Province Tourism Authority By the Governor of Eastern province Hon. Rohitha Bogollagama.
Mr. Wikramanayaka is a well known entrepreneur and a businessmen. He is a past pupil of Royal college colombo and obtained his BS Economics & Business Administration degree from Rockford University in USA.
He was a member of Sri Lanka Tourism Board and Director at Air port & aviation services.Presently, he is serving as a member at SAARC Tourism council.
Hon. Governor Rohitha Bogollagama has a vision to develop the tourism industry and take to the next leval as Eastern Province is one of the best tourism destinations in the country with a 465 km of costel belt and a luxurious beach.
A practical oriented training program on hardware and networking has been held at MDTU learning hall from 25-27 April 2017. Mr. I.Farees , Mr. S.Prasad & Mr. N.Senthilkumar were the resource persons of this training.