Sri Lanka’s President wants allocation of funds to tackle issues in North
President of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe has assured rapid financial allocations to iron out pressing health and education challenges in the Northern region. The commitment was made during a recent meeting at the Jaffna District Secretariat, where the President was seen engaging with representatives from health, education, and the youth community.
During the meeting, President Wickremesinghe outlined plans to address identified needs, including the allocation of land for a teaching hospital in Jaffna and securing funds to tackle teacher vacancies. The proposals come in response to concerns raised by approximately 300 individuals from these sectors, who witnessed the President’s address and the proposed solutions. President Wickremesinghe emphasized his commitment to providing essential support to integrate the Northern Province into the national economy.
He urged government officials and the youth community to actively contribute to this initiative, underlining the importance of collective efforts. Highlighting the collaboration between the academic sector and the government, a senior professor from the University of Jaffna presented a proposal addressing deficiencies within the University. The proposal outlined recommendations for enhancing both the physical and human resources of the institution.