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“Jaffna Technical College Equipped with more Facilities than Katubedda” – Minister Basil Rajapaksa
[Updated :: 2011-02-25 17:15:10 Hours]

Promoting educational facilities for Jaffna children and expanding opportunities of vocational training for school leavers, two new two-storied buildings constructed by the government under the Uthuru Wasanthaya development programme for the North were declared open by Hon. Minister of Economic Development Mr. Basil Rajapaksa Friday (25.02.2011) morning at Vembady Girls’ High School and Jaffna Advanced Technical College.

The new classroom and workshop complex built at the Technical College with Korean government’s aid had cost the government approximately US $ 2.5 million and Hon. Minister revealed that it provides more facilities for Jaffna engineering students than those who are at Katubedda in Colombo. Mr. Basil Rajapaksa further mentioned it is a fulfillment of terms pledged in the Mahnda Chinthana in skill development of youths in north and south.

Meanwhile, another new two storied building with a computer laboratory, a library and an auditorium was declared open at the Vembady Girl’s High School. Funds for the building were given from allocations for Uthuru Wasanthaya.

In the meantime, four tractors were handed over to Jaffna Palmyra Development Board for its development work being carried within the peninsula in the field of Palmyra cultivation, research and Palmyra production development.

Minister also declared open the NIBM (National Institute of Business Management) branch in Jaffna enabling enthusiastic youths to continue higher education in Business Management field. The institute offers Diploma and encourages its students to obtain degrees.

Hon. Minister of Youth Affairs and Skill Development Mr. Dullas Alahapperuma, Hon. Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Mr. Douglasss Devananda, Governor Northern Province Major General (Retd) G.A. Chandrasiri, Commander Security Forces-Jaffna Major General Mahinda Hathurusingha, Government Agent Jaffna Mrs. Emelda Sukumar and a large crowd of people including senior government officials also attended today’s functions.

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