1,The UC Members representing The Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary and T.A. of UC had a fruitful discussion on 21/11/12 with the Hon Minister Rishard Badudeen at his Ministry Office, together with DG of UDA, DG of NPPD, Jaffna UDA & Regional NP of UDA. Diaspora Lanka Director. The Mannarin marumalarchi 2022 Vision & mission (MM22) was well briefed, requested to form a Mannar UC Area Development Steering Com with the experts.
2, On 17/12/12had the First meeting to discuss the formation of a Steering Com for the Development of Mannar Town at Kachcheri Conference room consisting of UC members, Dept Heads, Diaspora Lanka. Action will be taken to draw up a plan for 2012 Town & Country plan and Implement development.
3, As Planned the 22 youths were selected for Town planning Survey. NPPD Officials gave two days training on 29th & 30th of November. On 4th of December after giving wide notice to the public through local TV & Notice .The Data collection programme was started & ended on 23/12/12
4, Payment for these Data collectors are paid by UC @ Rs, 900/= day and it was reimbursed by Diaspora lanka. Australia.
5, Two computers were hired from MARR for payment & library room was used for Data entry work. This went on till 23/12/12 for three weeks. Payment is made by UC & reimbursed by Diaspora Lanka.
6, Work is going on in signing an agreement by UC with Diaspora Lanka for Leasing the Mannar UC residential place at Esplanade Rd. The Refurbishment work was estimated by UC TA @ a cost of Rs, 470,000/= & UC will refurbish it & give to DL for the use of MM22 Work, Conference , Visitors Room who come to Mannar for UC work within the Country & abroad, The Compound will be used for Donkey welfare work. The entire refurbishment cost will be met by DL to UC.
7, The Donkey welfare committee was formed & monthly meeting is held in UC. We expect all UC members to participate in the Development of donkeys as it is unique creature for Mannar.
8, The DL is planning to get a Town & Country Planning Officer to UC . In this regard UC is in touch with Public Administration & GA Mannar.
9, The UC advisory panel to be formed early with experts as in the circulars say, already formed Eight sub committee to work for MM22. Including these eight Reps , The seven UC Members to propose another 7 members from all part of the village with expertise knowledge in order to form 15 advisory panel early.
10, The DL does the mediation to have discussion with UC Members and dept & ministry Higher up Officials for the development of Mannar City.
Mr. Sinclair Peter ,
Freelance Project Consultant & Trainer