June 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Ministry of Defense has decided to issue explosives to the residents of the Northern Province under licenses for construction necessities.
The people of the Northern Province were in extreme difficulty in instances like digging wells and running quarries for supplying rock for construction.
A store of explosives has been established now in Kudakachchakody in Vavuniya. The residents of the Northern Province earlier had to transport explosives from Anuradhapura in the North Central Province.
After the end of war, the government has appointed explosive controllers in each of the districts of the Northern Province.