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Foundation Laid to New Classroom Complex & Aesthetic Section at Mahajana College
[Updated :: 2011-03-08 08:45:10 Hours]

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 Hindu shrine.

Later, 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.

The 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.

Construction 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.

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