Galle Region

Housing Programme

The under mentioned new life housing projects were completed with funding by the Ministry of Livestock & Rural Community Development.

housing_011. Neuchatel Estates -19 units
2. Millakanda Estate 10 units
3. Frocester Estate -16 units
4. Sorana Estate – 25 Units
5. Elpitiya Estates – 25 Units

 

 

Sanitation Projects

sanitation_01New latrines were constructed in Nakiyadeniya Rubber Estate of Watawala Plantations Plc and Halwatura Estates of Horana Plantations Plc.

 

 

 

Health & Child Care

health_01Child Development Officers’ Diploma Awards Ceremony ceremony was conducted at the Management Development Training Centre, Galle with the participation of the Chief Executive Officer of Elpitiya Plantations as the Chief Guest and other RPC representatives.

 

 

Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission

lession_01As per the LLRC Recommendations, we organised an Awareness Programme for the Estate Managers with the assistance of the Womens Committee under the Ministry of Child Development. This is the first such Programme which has been initiated for PHDT by the Ministry on LLRC recommendations.

Incidents of Gender Based Violence, Child Abuse, Child Labour are rapidly increasing. When considering the Estate Sector we observed these types of incidents are common and it was very important to educate the Estate Community specially adolescents and eligible couples.

Prevention of Alcoholism and Tobacco

g_4This programme was organised with the assistance of the Ministry of Health for the benefit of the Estate workers. The Medical Officer NCD of RDHS Office Galle explained in her presentation the major impacts on the consumption of Alcohol and Tobacco.

The Consultant- Community Physician-Ministry of Health explained the measures that could be adopted for prevention. Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission

Prevention of Oral Cancer

g_5The following matters were discussed.
• How to identify Breast and Cervical Cancers
• What is the vulnerable age group for Breast Cancers
• What are the countries Cancers mostly spread

Incidents of Gender Based Violence, Child Abuse, Child Labour are rapidly increasing. When considering the Estate Sector we observed these types of incidents are common and it was very important to educate the Estate Community specially adolescents and eligible couples.

Cataract Surgery for the Estate Workers

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Gikiyanakanda Estate and Neuchatel Estate conducted Eye Screening Programmes for the Estate Workers with the
assistance of the MOH Office of the area. At these Programmes suspected cases were screened to undergo cataract surgery.

We take this opportunity to thank the “Vision 2020” Programme, RDHS Office Kalutara, Doctors of Eye Hospital, Colombo and the Kotagala Plantations PLC for assisting us to carry out this programme successfully.

Prevention of Teenage Pregnancies

g_7This programme was conducted at the Range Office, Anningkanda Estate, for the Estate Volunteers of Anningkanda, Ensalwatte and Hayes Estates.

The Medical Officer made presentation on prevention of teenage pregnancies and how to prevent such incidents.

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New Year Festival – Gulugahakanda Estate

g_10As per the invitation extended by the Estate, the Regional staff attended the New Year Festival which was organised by the Gulugahakanda Estate.
This Programme was organised for the Estate Resident workers, Villagers and the Non resident workers. It is note worthy to
mention these Sinahala, and Tamil People gathered peacefully in conducting this event and they have worked together in harmony for many years.

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Annual Concert of KPL Cluster of Estates

g_8All Child Development Officers of KPL Cluster of Estates organised this event to display the hidden talents of the Children at the KPL range office.
Chief Guest was the Regional Director PHDT Galle and RPC Cocoordinator Mrs. Kanathi Athukorala. The Estate Managers who also graced the occasion gave away the prizes to the children.

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Sports and Welfare

g_9This annual mega event – Southern Cup III cricket tournament for Galle Regional Plantations Companies, organised by the PHDT Galle Region was held at BOI Ground Koggala.