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.
Training Programme on Library Management has been conducted by MDTU from 24-25 April 2018 at Batticaloa Public Library Hall for Library Assistants. Mr. N. Manivannan, Batticaloa Municipal Commissioner inaugurated the training and Mr Mihira Aravinda, Assistant Director, National Library Services Board, Mr T Ramanan, Senior Assistant Librarian, Eastern University, Mr .W. J. Jeyaraj ( EUSL), Mr M. S. M Shiham & Mr C. M. Safeek of National Library Services Board were served as the resource persons.
MDTU has conducted a Training Programme on productivity from 23-24 April 2018 at Ampara RDHS Hall for Sinhala medium Officers. This training was aimed to enhance the public service delivery and its efficiency. Officials from Productivity Secretariat has been served as the resource persons of this training.
Hon. Governor, Eastern Province Rohitha Bogollagama takes pleasure in extending his greetings and best wishes to all celebrating the Sinhala & Tamil New year.
On the invitation extended by the Hon Governor of Eastern Province Rohitha Bogollagama, a higher level investor delegation headed by Hon.Raghbir Singh Jaura Former Minister of Punjab State, Indiavisited Trincomalee on 10th April 2018 in order to study the investment potential of Eastern Province and to facilitate technical collaboration in the fields of crop agriculture, livestock and fisheries.
The visiting delegation paid a courtesy call on Hon. Governor at the Governors Secretariat on 11th April 2018 and briefed him on the purpose of their visit.
Training Programme on Electrical wiring and Plumbing has been conducted by MDTU from 10-11 April 2018 at Karaitheivu MOH Hall for minor Employees.
This program was designed to provide basic technical skills to the employees. Around 75 employees got benefitted out of this training. Mr.P.Matheews was the Resource person of this training.
An introductory session for vehicle database management system was organized by Office of the DCS (Engineering Services) along with MDTU from 10th – 11th April 2018 at MDTU ICT lab.
Eng. A. Velmanickam, DCS- Engineering services has presided the training and explained the attributes of the newly introduced database to the subject officers. Mr. S.Thayaruban, Development Officer, DCS (P&T) was served as the resource person of this session.
Management Development & Training Unit of the Eastern Provincial Council has organized one-day training for executive officials from provincial agencies and departments of EPC on Role of State Audit in Sri Lanka on 6th April 2018 at MDTU Auditorium.
Mr. Sarath Mayadunne, Retired Auditor General has served as the Resource Person for this training. Around hundred officials of the various provincial departments from Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Ampara Districts have been benefitted from this training programme.