Headquarters - Jaffna re-opened the road patch that runs between
Kankesanthurai and Point Pedro along the AB 21 road for public
transportation on 6 February 2018 after 28 years.
Due to non availability of this road access, the civilians living
in both sides (Kankesanthurai and Point Pedro) were compelled
to make a long detour around 35 km by private vehicles and approx
50 km in public transportation facility. This reopening of the
AB 21 road will ease off all the difficulties which were experienced
by the civilians in Kankesanthurai and Point Pedro areas. Major
General Dharshana Hettiarachchi, Commander, Security Forces -
Jaffna Major General Roshan Seneviratne, General Officer Commanding,
51 Division, Mr Nagalingam Vedanayagam, District Secretary Jaffna,
senior military officers and a few other government officials
and civilians were present to join the 1st bus trip from Kankesanthurai
to Point Pedro.