Laid to New Classroom Complex & Aesthetic Section at Mahajana
[Updated :: 2011-03-08
In another phase of government’s project to develop education in
Jaffna, foundation stone was laid to a three-storied building at
the Thelippalai Mahajana College on Monday (07). The new complex
consisting of classrooms, a pavilion and an aesthetic education
unit is long-felt requirement of the college which imparts knowledge
to about 1400 children.
The ceremony commenced with the arrival of General Officer Commanding
51 Division Major General Janaka Walgama who represented the Commander
Security Forces – Jaffna Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe in
the venue. After hoisting the National and School flags, invited
guests and others attended Hindu religious observances at the College
Maj. Gen. Walgama, Secretary to the Ministry of Education Northern
Province Mr. Ilangavan and the Principal of Mahajana College Mrs.
S. Anandasayanan laid the foundation stone to the new building at
the auspicious time.
new building comes up at the Mahajana College on initiative of Secretary
Defence Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and expenses of the project which
is funded with financial assistance of well-wishers and friends
of Secretary Defence is estimated to be around Rs. 25 million.
will be done by the 5th Engineer Services Regiment at Kankesanthurai.
Thelippalai Mahajana College which claims a proud history over one
hundred years was founded by an eminent teacher and philanthropist
Mr. Pavalor Thuraiappa Pillai on 14th October 1910. The college
last year celebrated its centenary. Due to LTTE activities, the
college was displaced in August 1992 and resumed its service in
September 1999. During the period between 1960 and 1980, it was
recognized as one of the best schools in Jaffna producing a large
number of scholars, especially in the professions of medicine and
engineering. In 2010 National School Games, Thevarajah Mogunath
of the College brought honour to his Alma Mater winning the gold
medal in under 21 pole vaulting. B. Puhalavarasy, a member of the
National Girls’ Volleyball team is also an old pupil of this college.