Bus Service via Thanankilappu Facilitates Hundreds of Villagers
[Updated :: 2011-01-06
Residents in Thanankilappu, Maravanpulo, Kovilakkandy and Kachchanthoppu
areas, who lacked the facility of Public transport for many years,
will hereafter be able to move between Chavakachcheri and Jaffna
conveniently using the new bus service commenced with the beginning
of the new year.
The new bus service started on the 1st of January after the difficulty
of transport faced by schoolchildren, sick and elderly persons and
hundreds of other dwellers in those areas was brought to the notice
of the Divisional Secretary and the Government Agent Jaffna by the
Civil Affairs Office of the 523 Brigade at Nunavil. Their transport
problem was a major issue at discussions of a few Civil Development
Committees comprising Army officers and community leaders in respective
The service provided by Jaffna Private Bus Association will facilitate
transport between Chavakachcheri and Jaffna via Thnankilappu, Maravanpulo,
Kovilakkandy and Kachchanthoppu. The bus is scheduled to leave Chavakachcheri
twice a day, at 7.15 a.m. and 11.30 a.m.. It takes two turns from
Jaffna to Chavakachcheri, at 9.00 a.m. and 2.30 p.m..
Commander 523 Brigade Brigadier Prabath Dematampitiya, Army officers
and other ranks serving under the Brigade and residents in surrounding
villages attended the inauguration of the new bus service.