Devananda, a former Tamil militant, leads EPDP, which is part of the ruling coalition government of President Mahinda Rajapakse.
The LTTE accuses EPDP cadres of fighting against the rebels alongside government troops and providing the military with vital intelligence.
Hence, the EPDP
can prove to be invaluable think-tank providing guidance to stakeholders in the energy sector and policymakers in government in the crucial years ahead.
On Wednesday, one TNA supporter died and 18 were injured when the EPDP
clashed with TNA member the Tamil United Liberation Front.
US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg has linked up with Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan and Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla in introducing the Energy Policy and Development Program, or EPDP.
EPDP is being financed by the United States Agency for International Development and UPecon Foundation Inc has executed the program.
Chandrasiri, Government Agent of Jaffna District Sundaram Arumainayagam, and EPDP
Leader, Minister Douglas Devananda.
A discussion was held on the head of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Minister and EPDP
Secretary General Douglas Devananda regarding that on July 21 at the Jaffna District Secretariat.