Jaffna Peninsula was connected to national grid after twenty five years by President Mahinda Rajapaksa by energizing Kilinochchi grid sub station this morning.
The connection follows a promise Power and Energy minister Patali Champika Ranawaka made to people in Jaffna last year that the connection would be made before the end of 2012. The Kilinochchi Grid Station was built at an estimated cost of Rs.3,200 million.
The LTTE destroyed transmission lines to North in the late 1980s immediately after the arrival of the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF).
Comments - 67
jayason Wednesday, 26 September 2012 05:55 AM
I heard this before in 1958, 1977and 1983
wasanthi Tuesday, 25 September 2012 05:57 AM
as long as people like you live in our Nation, it's real hard to expect a better future....
lal Tuesday, 25 September 2012 06:01 AM
Good news indeed! Now we are connected to our brothers and sisters in the North. Lets stay connected and united in everyway. Thank you, President.
Lobo Tuesday, 25 September 2012 06:02 AM
wasanthi, to be fair I think its the politicians who hinder the country's progress not the comments of the public. Anyway Jaffna people always complain they are not treated equally, and now they will be.
sach Tuesday, 25 September 2012 09:46 AM
norochcholai? kerawalapitiya???? in millions ....?
CJ Tuesday, 25 September 2012 06:03 AM
Please try to see the positive side.
bandara Tuesday, 25 September 2012 09:48 AM
who said he is an electrical engineer
flipper Tuesday, 25 September 2012 06:05 AM
joining hands for the Grand deficit of our electricity board!
bandara Tuesday, 25 September 2012 09:50 AM
why give credit to JHU , it is the govt. in power. Besides give credit to who ever funded it not just to the guy who cuts the ribbon
bandara Tuesday, 25 September 2012 09:51 AM
if you want to give credit to Champika for this, then the blame for Norocholai should also go to him
Kaya Tuesday, 25 September 2012 06:08 AM
Thanks presi :) pls make sure there will be no powercut during the exam times.
kapa ta pissu Tuesday, 25 September 2012 09:53 AM
Now what happens is that due to heavy load, the voltage drops and all electrical appliances will get effected. This is similar to low quality diesel n petrol. You have to maintain a certain voltage to run these appliances. Unless they produce enough electricity to supply in to whole grid..Don't think so...
Nodrog Tuesday, 25 September 2012 06:13 AM
wasanthi, what are you doing to make our future better?? Like an ostrich you comment with your head underground forgetting your backside is a perfect target.
rohan jurangpaqthy Tuesday, 25 September 2012 06:17 AM
great Mr President u r our savior to all communities
sach Tuesday, 25 September 2012 09:58 AM
constructed through the most rugged terrain, at a cost of Rs. 3200 million. The funding for this project was granted at concessionary interest rates by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
ravi Tuesday, 25 September 2012 06:39 AM
UNHR meeting is closs by..
Nuzrath Anver Tuesday, 25 September 2012 06:39 AM
Connecting North to national grid is not a big issue. Where is the power generation capacity ? Why is it not going up ? More people are connected means more demand. If something goes wrong in one part means affects all of us. It is not to connect remote villages to national grid since the demand will increase not supply. The cost of connecting remote places would be huge compared to generating power in the villages.Getting every one to national grid will only increase demand not supply.
NE Tuesday, 25 September 2012 10:27 AM
There are few who will somehow find something to crticise.They are so negative and never see anything positive in this world. I feel sorry for their lives.
sach Tuesday, 25 September 2012 10:38 AM
Japan funded it at low interest rates
Fusion Tuesday, 25 September 2012 06:46 AM
Smart Wednesday, 26 September 2012 12:04 AM
What is the positive side, the power or the power cuts, try to be a bit more specific.......
Adam Tuesday, 25 September 2012 10:46 AM
For once please be positive. I think this is a good initiative. There is always a first time for everything
Imran Hussein Tuesday, 25 September 2012 06:46 AM
Who buit it, Basil? Sorry for that. It should be appreciated its going to help the people in the locality any case.
mohan Tuesday, 25 September 2012 06:49 AM
is it good news or bad news, effectively it will will shutdown generator put them relaying on Chinese power plant
Damian Tuesday, 25 September 2012 10:59 AM
Poor fellows - They will regret getting power when they receive their electricity bill
Wara Tuesday, 25 September 2012 06:52 AM
hah..! what a timing !! 2-3 years plan spending million of $$ seeing this meeting is close by !!
vidushi Tuesday, 25 September 2012 06:58 AM
Its champika ranawaka's hardwork. He accelerated the project. Another minister would have taken ages to complete it.
Being an electrical engineer from moratuwa campus would have helped him
nsathees Wednesday, 26 September 2012 01:19 AM
Connected is fine, but will there be supply?
krishan Tuesday, 25 September 2012 06:58 AM
hats off champika ranawaka
vidura senanayake Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:00 AM
JHU campaign for national reconciliation starts from Jaffna. Way to go minister!
rajah ganesh Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:02 AM
Great news irespective of party, race and religion
Thank you Champika Ranawaka
nishantha Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:11 AM
Wake up Jaffna, forgive the past
Its a new beginning
Don't renew war wounds
amantha silva Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:12 AM
Great job done CEB and minister
UNHCR Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:13 AM
Shocking need is to ceremonially switch on 13+, ceremonial Prez.
waruna gamage Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:15 AM
LTTE destroyed JHU restored
brothers of jaffna wake up to reality
clement Tuesday, 25 September 2012 12:12 PM
can u name a country where eletricity bill is low without commenting like a idiot
pathum Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:25 AM
Finally united with mainland
Thank you minister ranawaka
christy Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:25 AM
Great job done
Thank you Champika ranawaka and team
kumudini Wednesday, 26 September 2012 03:03 PM
At last someone gives credit where credit is due . This is so unlike SL who are always ready to criticise and condemn as will be very evident from some of the comments .
kasun Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:28 AM
lighting the peace path
well done mr minister
sapumal Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:28 AM
Its good to know that some ministers are actually doing good work when the majority is folling the country
Whatever other set backs Ranawaka is the most efficient minister in government for sure
suki Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:32 AM
its time to think new past is a closed chapter
Sinhala nationalists lighting up Jaffna
Its a new beginning
alwis Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:34 AM
on the driving seat of path to reconciliation
Thank you JHU minister
palitha Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:37 AM
watching the good work from home...
Finally things are happening
Hope people in jaffna will take note of this
well done minister ranawka
neil Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:42 AM
please hold on to ministry and continue good work
Malaka might eye your ministry next
abc Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:44 AM
You're assuming most of these idiots live in this country. Its apparent from most of the comments that a large number of the commentators are living abroad.
Imran Hussein Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:46 AM
Wasanthi you worried about the future, I am dead scared of the present.
ferdie Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:52 AM
CEB trade unions please take a note
dogs can bark but the caravan moves on
lets unite to rebuild the north
thank you minister
badra Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:53 AM
great job done
buffaloa citizen Tuesday, 25 September 2012 08:00 AM
Then was he sitting on his degree when he signed for the derelict Chinese Coal Power Station?
Ranjith Silva Tuesday, 25 September 2012 08:42 AM
Good news and Good work, by Sri Lankans. Connectivity is important.
roshan Wednesday, 26 September 2012 05:15 AM
good job and well done keep up the good work
LOl Tuesday, 25 September 2012 08:57 AM
thanks india for the money and monitor the project. we have at least one completed project from your fund
Mohammed Hiraz Tuesday, 25 September 2012 05:33 AM
Thats good 4 unity
Nodrog Tuesday, 25 September 2012 05:43 AM
Good news, now they also can suffer same power-cuts as the rest of the country.
AMG Tuesday, 25 September 2012 05:47 AM
Thank you Mr.president !
Sameer Tuesday, 25 September 2012 05:47 AM
Weldone,,, now thats good work
Wara Tuesday, 25 September 2012 05:48 AM
Very good !
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