Patrick Students Enjoy Holidays with Rajans
[Updated :: 2010-11-14
During last few months students of Dharmaraja College Kandy were
able to build close relations with students in Jaffna by way of
organizing various activities with mediation of 511 Brigade Civil
Affairs Office of Security Forces-Jaffna (SF-J). “Rajans” visited
Jaffna on several occasions and engaged in shramadana campaigns
to clean and renovate old buildings of some schools in Kopay, organized
scouts Jamboree and donated school and sports items worth of Rs.
150000/- to brother students of selected schools in Kopay and Punguduthivu
a few months back. They also provided food and accommodation to
students form Mallakam during their visit to Kanda Udarata (up country)
to see the Kandy Dalada Perahera.
One more excursion was arranged by the 511 Brigade Civil Affairs
Office for the students of St. Patrick College Jaffna last week
during which they got opportunity to see various important places
On the 5th November, the first day of the tour they were taken to
Polgolla and Victoria sites to see the large reservoirs constructed
under the Mahaveli project. Their next stop was at the Mailapitiya
War Hero Memorial at which names all soldiers who sacrificed their
lives for the sake of country’s unity in the recent past are inscribed
on granite plaques.
Later, they visited the Kandy museum and the Maligava (Temple of
the Tooth) where Maligava officials described them the history of
the sacred Tooth Relic and allowed them to witness the Thevava (offerings)
at the temple in the evening.
The following day they spent their time watching interesting places
in the city.
Rajans had organized a friendly cricket match with St. Patrick boys
at the Dharmaraja ground. Despite the unfavourable weather condition
all enjoyed playing and finally St. Patrick College Jaffna won the
match. Each Jaffna student was presented with a cap and a T-shirt
by Rajans who in turn received beautiful photograph from St. Patrick
Principals of both colleges agreed to organize an annual friendly
match since 2011 soon after their big matches.
Principal of St. Patrick College Rev. Fr. Jero Chelvanayagam, Principal
of Dharmaraja College Mr. S.M. Keerthiratne, Civil Affairs Officer
of the 511 Brigade Lieutenant Colonel Sarath Abeygunasekara, several
teachers and cricket coaches of the schools joined the programme.