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A Face lift by the Sri Lanka Army to the Northernmost Point of Sri Lanka

[2018-02-13 16:00:20]

The "Sakkotei" located at the Point Pedro area is considered as the Northern most point in Sri Lanka and has a fantastic broad view over the sea. This beautiful place at the edge of the Island had been overlooked and had not taken much attention of tourists during the past.

As such Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna launched a beautification project of "Sakkotei" under the directives and guidance of Major General Dharshana Hettiarrachchi, Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna. The project involved support of troops from 55 Division and voluntary support from civilians in the area.

"Sakkotei" project consisted with reconstruction and beautification the attractive environment in the area. A new luminous national flag which is visible to offshore vessels and fishermen for their easy navigation was also set up in place of the existing national flag. This too has added more colour and recognition to this spectacular site.

The project also aims to uplift the residence's livelihood and micro business with the influx of local and foreign tourists visiting the area. Moreover, this scenic spot has given an identity and recognition to the people in "Sakkotei" with its environmental significance and importance in the peninsula.

This reconstructed "Sakkotei" site was declared open to the public by the Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna on 12 February 2018 with the participation of military officials and many civilians from Point Pedro area.

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