His Excellency David Mc Kinnon, the Canadian High Commissioner for Sri Lanka visited to Eastern Provincial Council along with his team on 27.08.2019 and had a brief conversation with the Chief Secretary on Peace Building Processes after the recent incident happened on 21.04.2019 in the country.
At this occasion, following a warm welcome by the Chief Secretary, an overview of the Eastern Provincial Council was briefed to the High Commissioner and his team. Mainly, subsequent of the recent disaster in the country, the current peace building programmes and the productive initiations of the EPC to ensure the peace and the harmony among the comminutes in the Eastern Province was sensitively discussed. The representation of the Religious leaders, youths and the women in this peace building processes was also conversed.
The Department of Motor traffic - Eastern Province has won the 3rd place in National level productivity competition in 2018. The awarding ceremony was held on 26th march 2019 in BMICH
The Department of Motor traffic –EP has won the golden award in Evaluation programme of the committee on public accounts financial year 2017. The awarding ceremony held on 05’th July 2019 in BMICH.
The 1st Provincial Planning Committee Meeting of EPC for the year 2019 was chaired by the Chief Secretary on 08th July 2019 at 9.30 a.m. at the EPC Conference Hall, Varothayanagar, Trincomalee. District Secretaries of Batticaloa & Ampara , Secretaries , Deputy Chief Secretaries , Heads of Departments & other Seniors officials of EPC and Directors of Planning from three District Administration participated at this meeting.
The Second meeting of the District Development Forum of Batticaloa Distict was held under the chairmanship of new Governor for Eastern Province, Hon.Shan Wijayalal De Silva on 24th of June 2019 at District Secretariat, Batticaloa.This forum was initiated by the new Governor, with an intention to speed up the progress of the capital development activities being carried out by the various stakeholders including provincial and district administration in the district with mutual understanding and better collaboration among every entity.
Discussion on reviving and rebuilding the tourism sector from the affects after the Easter Sunday attack held on 20.06.2019 in Trincomalee with the chairmanship Indika Nalin the Chairman of Eastern Province Tourism Bureau. This was organized by the Eastern Province Tourism Bureau under the guidance of its General Manager Mr. A.S.M. Fayis.
The first meeting of the District Development Forum of Trincomalee Distict was held under the chairmanship of new Governor for Eastern Province, Hon.Shan Wijayalal De Silva on 18.06.2019 at District Secretariat, Trincomalee.
This forum was initiated by the new Governor, with an intention to speed up the progress of the capital development activities being carried out by the various stakeholders including provincial and district administration in the district with mutual understanding and better collaboration among every entity.
An Engineering Material Testing Laboratory unit was opened on 13.06.2019 at Urban Council, Trincomalee by Eastern Province Housing Authority (EPHA) in collaboration with Urban Council, Trincomalee according to the MOU signed between EPHA and UC, Trincomalee on the same day. This is a remarkable achievement in EPHA’s history and a long felt want too. This unit will carry out all tests to ensure the quality of all building materials at a reasonable cost. All revenue from this venture will be utilized for EPHA’s future development activities and to incur other expenditures without depending on the Consolidated Fund. At this event Secretary-Chief Ministry, Chairman-EPHA, General Manager-EPHA, DCS-Planning, DCS-Finance, Provincial Director of Buildings Department and Secretary-Urban Council, Trincomalee were also presented.
Former Southern Province Chief Minister Hon.Shan Wijayalal De Silva assumed duties as the new Eastern Province Governor at Governor Secretariat, Trincomalee on Monday (10-06-2019).
Eastern Province Chief Secretary Mr.D.M.Sarath Abayagunawardana. Ministry Secretaries and Department Heads were also present in this Occasion.
One day Training Programme on Role of the Drivers in Public Service was conducted by MDTU for Sinhala medium Drivers on 31 May 2019 at MDTU Auditorium, Trincomalee. Mr.D.H.Priyantha, Secretary (Pradeshiya Sabha – Kanthale) was served as the Resource Person of this Training Programme.
Training Programmes on Public Relations & Communications Skills were conducted by MDTU for Sinhala medium OES on 27 May 2019 and 28 May 2019 at MDTU Auditorium, Trincomalee and at Co-op Learning Hall, Ampara respectively. Mr. W.A.D.H.Kanchana, Assistant Secretary (Ministry of Defense) has been served as the Resource Person of these Training Programme.