President Ranil Wickremesinghe declared a prompt allocation of funds to tackle health and education issues in the North by giving priority to identified needs, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said in a statement.

Specifically, initiatives will be undertaken to allocate land for the teaching hospital in Jaffna and allocate funds for the recruitment of teachers to fill vacancies.

The President articulated this commitment during a discussion held on January 06 at the Jaffna District Secretariat with representatives from the health and education sectors, along with the youth community.

Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe Photo

Nearly 300 individuals representing the health sector, education sector, and the youth community were in attendance as the President addressed and provided solutions to their concerns.

President Ranil Wickremesinghe assured his commitment to offering essential support to integrate the Northern Province into the national economy, urging government officials and the youth community to actively contribute to this initiative, the PMD mentioned.

A senior professor from the University of Jaffna handed over a proposal to the President addressing the deficiencies within the University and outlining recommendations for the enhancement of its physical and human resources.