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Major development projects of Government of India in

Northern Province

Ongoing Projects

Indian Housing Project (IHP)


Indian Housing Project (IHP), a Pilot Project (Phase-I) involving construction of 1,000 houses at a cost of INR 53 crore was launched in April 2011 and completed in July 2013. Under this project Government of India had constructed:

250 houses in Killinochchi District;

250 houses in Mullaitivu District;

175 houses in Vavuniya District;

175 houses in Mannar District; and

150 houses in Jaffna District


New construction

Allocation = 40,000 houses

                    Out of this allocation, 39,732 completed.


Allocation = 950 houses

                    Out of this allocation, 943 completed.

Upcoming Northern Railway Projects

Maho-Omanthai Project

Maho-Anuradhapura-Vavuniya-Omanthai (Vavuniya to Omanthai, total Length-13 kms excluding loop lines)

Total Length : 120 kms
Numbers of crossing stations : 12
Numbers of halt stations : 07
Numbers of level crossings : 78
Cost of the Project : US$ 91.26 Million
Date of signing agreement : 18th July, 2019
Date of Commencement : 29th November, 2019
Due date of Completion : 28th November, 2022


Upgradation of Palaly International Airport (Jaffna)

(LKR 300 mn)

The work is in progress.


Construction of Cultural Centre at Jaffna

(LKR 2222 mn)

Construction completed and ready to be handed over.


Renovation of 27 schools in Northern Province

(LKR 250 mn)

20 schools in various districts already completed & handed over by Jan 2020. The rest of the 07 buildings are under construction and expected to be handed over by December, 2020.


Construction of 3000 Rain Water Harvesting Systems in Jaffna District

(LKR 300 mn)

The work is in progress.


Establishment of an Information Technology Park in Jaffna

( LKR 250 mn )

An MoU was signed on 21 Feb 2019 to establish a Business Centre for ICT incubators/ accelerators in Jaffna.

(Establishment of Commercial Space for IT professional services) - Project under progress


Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme

Year-wise data of utilization of ITEC slots by officials of the Northern Provincial Council for capacity building training:

S. No. Year Utilization
01 2012-13 04
02 2013-14 08
03 2014-15 04
04 2015-16 26
05 2016-17 29
06 2017-18 10
07 2018-19 23
08 2019-20 17



Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Scholarship for students

Year wise data of utilization of ICCR Scholarship (100% funded) by students from the Northern Province of Sri Lanka:

S. No. Year Utilization
01 2017-18 12
02 2018-19 15
03 2019-20 17



Completed Projects

Completed Northern Railway Projects


Completed Northern Railway Projects

  • Reconstruction of Railway Line between Medawachchiya to Madhu Road, Total distance- 43 Kms, Cost- $80 Million, opened on 14th May, 2013.
  • Reconstruction of Railway Line between Omanthai-Killinochchi-Pallai, Total distance- 91 kms, Cost-$188 Million, opened on 14th September, 2013.
  • Reconstruction of Railway Line between Pallai-Jaffna-Kankesanthurai, Total distance- 56 kms, Cost-$137 Million, Pallai-Jaffna section was opened on 13th October, 2014 and Jaffna-Kankesanthurai was opened on 02nd January, 2015.
  • Reconstruction of Railway Line between Madhu Road to Talaimannar Pier, Total distance- 63 Kms, Cost- $145 Million, opened on 14th March, 2015.
  • Providing signaling and Telecommunication system between Anuradhapura to Kankesanthurai and Medawachchiya to Talaimannar Pier, Total distance- 330 kms, Cost- $95 Million, opened on 14th March, 2015.

Status: Project already completed


Renovation of Palaly International Airport (Jaffna)

(LKR 436 mn)

Renovation of 950 meters runway and construction of 75 meters ramp.

Palaly airport recommenced operations from 17th October, 2019 as the third international airport of Sri Lanka.

India’s national carrier Air India’s subsidiary, Alliance Air started its services on 17.10.2019 between Palaly and Chennai.


Construction of 200-bed ward complex at General Hospital in Vavuniya

(LKR 187 mn)

The Ward Complex has already been handed over by High Commissioner Y.K. Sinha on 11 December 2015 to Hospital authorities.


Procurement of medical equipment & furniture for General Hospital, Vavuniya

(LKR 100 mn)

Supply of equipment for 200-bed ward complex at General Hospital in Vavuniya was completed in August 2018.


Supply of 150 fishing boats and 150 outboard motors to 300 fishermen of Mullaitivu district

(LKR 100 mn)

Project completed in June 2018


Restoration of the Thiruketheeswaram Temple in Mannar

(LKR 310 mn)

Work completed.


Setting up of a Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna at Killinochchi

(LKR 300 mn)

Work completed.


LOC : Upgradation of KKS Harbour (6.9 billion)

(LKR 6900 mn)

Status: Project already completed



Setting up of Atchchuvely Industrial Zone

(SLR 220 million)

Project completed and was inaugurated in August 2014.

Status:Project already completed


Setting up of India Corner at the Jaffna Public Library on 11 December, 2015

During the visit of High Commissioner Y.K.Sinha to Jaffna, in the presence of the then Governor H.M.G.S. Palihakkara, Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran and Opposition Leader Thavarasa, the India Corner was launched


Setting up English Language Laboratories in each of the Nine Provinces of Sri Lanka

(INR 4 crores for all nine districts)

The Language Lab has been handed over to Jaffna National College of Education by High Commissioner Y.K. Sinha, in the presence of State Minister for Education V.S. Radhakrishnan and NP Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran on 10 December 2015.


Setting up of a Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jaffna at Killinochchi

(SLR 300 million)

High Commissioner Y.K. Sinha and H.M.G.S. Palihakkara, Hon. Governor of Northern Province jointly unveiled Plaque for construction of Agriculture Faculty on 11 December 2015.


Renovation of Duraiyappa Stadium

(SLR 146 million)

Duraiappah Stadium dedicated by Hon. Prime Minister of India Shri. Narendra Modi, on 18 June, 2016, through Video Conferencing in the esteemed presence of H.E. Mithripala Srisena, President of Sri Lanka.


Supply of a DMU train

(US$ 100mn- total contract value under Indian concessional financing)

On 27 Jan 2019, a Diesel Multiple Unit(DMU) supplied by India named Uttara Devi was flagged off to run between Colombo & Kankesanthurai


Construction of 600 Houses under Model Village Housing Project in 25 Districts of Sri Lanka

(SLR. 300mn)

Construction of 120 houses in NP is being undertaken.


1990 Emergency Ambulance Service

(US$ 22.52mn)

India provided 297 Ambulances to cover the entire country. PM Modi joined PM Wickremesinghe through a live video conference in Jaffna and launched the service island wide in July 2018.



Distribution of bicycles to IDPs of Northern Province

(SLR 66.74 million)

Project completed in February, 2013 by distributing 10,000 bicycles covering all the five districts of Northern Province.



Medical Equipment to General Hospital in Killinochchi & Mullaitivu Districts.

(SLR 117 million)

All the equipment (89 items) has already been handed over to the District Hospitals, Mullaitivu and Killinochchi.


Artificial Limb Fitment Camp at Menik Farm and Jaffna

(INR 1.37 crore)

2,563 war victims were fitted with artificial limbs at camps held in Jaffna and at Menik Farm


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Emergency Medical Unit in Northern Province Menik Farm and at Pulmoddai

(INR 3.3 crore)

The Medical Unit treated about 50,000 patients and conducted about 3000 surgeries on IDPs.


Supply of fishing boats and equipment for IDPs in Mannar district

(SLR 70.96 million)

175 Boats with outboard motors and fishing nets were handed over to 350 beneficiaries on 2 Dec 2012



Supply of equipment, lab items and vehicles to Palmyrah Research Institute, Kaithady, Jaffna

(SLR 68.78 million)

Equipment, machinery and vehicles handed over to Palmyrah Development Board on 20 July 2012




Supply of  500 Tractors and implements to agrarian centers in Northern Province

(SLR 600 million)

500 tractors distributed to Agrarian Centers across Northern Province.



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Supply of 95,000 Agriculture Tool kits and 48,500 kg of seeds

(USD 2 million)

48,500 kg of seeds & 95,000 packs of agricultural implements distributed to IDPs to revive farming.



Repairs of 79 Schools of Northern Province

(SLR 187.70 million)

All the 79 schools damaged during the conflict have been renovated.

Project completed on 31 July 2012.


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Demining in Northern Province

(INR 40.34 crore)

Demining work was carried out by Indian NGOs Sarvatra and Horizon.

Demined about 70 million sqm

Project completed on 30th Nov, 2012.



Supply of 10,400 MT of Galvanized Iron corrugated sheets as shelter Materials

(INR 50 crore)

12 sheets distributed to each IDP family benefitting about 95,000 families.



Supply of 20,000 MT (4 lakh bags) of cement for IDPs

(INR 8.30 crore)

8 cement bags were distributed to each IDP family benefitting about 50,000 families


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Distribution of 2.6 lakh family packs to IDPs immediately after the war

(INR 40 crores)

260,000 family packs( clothing, utensils, food items and personal hygiene items) distributed to IDPs during the conflict and post-conflict period



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Supply of 110 buses to Educational Institutions

(SLR 146 million)

110 buses were distributed to various institutions across the Island including Northern Province


Assistance for Fishing Net Factory at Gurunagar, Jaffna

(SLR 152 million)

Equipment supplied and installed.

Training of Employee on new machines was also arranged by Government of India.


Assistance to Small Business premises in Mullaitivu and Killinochchi

(SLR 65 million)

1230 beneficiaries were benefited by the project

Financial assistance to the tune of LKR 25,000 to 2,00,000 given to each selected beneficiaries