Today 25-05-2012 at the Mannar Town Council auditorium, There was a Friendly discussion among Mannari Marumalarchi Executive members,Colombo Urban Development Authority members, Mannar UC Hon Chairman and members, Armed forces representatives, Dept Higher officials, NGO representatives etc.
We are glad now Mannar UC is having a master plan to develop the Mannar UC area, which was drafted by UDA Colombo in consultation with the Dept heads, now this blue print will have to get approve with modification by U C & Once it approved the U C could find fund from various sources for their developments. . Diaspora Srilankan in Australia headed by Veteran Mr.Jeremy Liyanaga assisted by University lectures , Architects , UDA consultants, have a plan to the U C in 12 sectors Both plans could be discuss and the best for the people should be accepted.
The most important issues are drainage system to Mannar island, as our Islands is merely one meter mean sea level, Sea erosion is very frequent,
Widening of roads and trunk rds via sea shore, Change of Bus stand and Private bus stand to closer to Railway station inorder to ease the congestion of traffic. Average five deaths are taking place per month due to motorcycle, Auto, Canter heavy vehicle Private ,buses accident in Mannar.
Water, Electricity, Telecom system to be improved, Super market complex, All govt sectors under one roof to cater the public needs. Encourage Tourist attraction, Madhu church,Alli Rani kottai, Baopok tree, Boat ride, Beach park, Thiruktheswaram Temple, Rehabilitation of Fort, Thalimannar bridge, Light house, Giant tank fona & flora view, Jungle safari. Dip in sea to view the sea corals, & color fish aquarium, Birds sanctuary,etc.
Development of Fisheries & Agricultural sectors, construct O B M repair shop, garment factory are some of the most matters that had been discussed. At the end Mr. James Vice Chairman did the vote of thanks & on behalf of the audience Mr. Peter Sinclair thanked Colombo UDA members, Chairmen & members of UC, Dept Heads, other higher Official for the opportunity given to initiate to draft a good master plan for Mannar.
Narrated by Peter Sinclair,