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Construction of New Building at Thelippalai Mahajana College in Progress
[Updated :: 2011-05-06 10:00:10 Hours]

More than 65% of construction work of the first floor of new three-storied building at Thelippalai Mahajana College has presently been completed by the Army.

About 70-80 soldiers belonging to various battalions serving under the Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna (SF-J) are working daily to see the finish of total construction before the commencement of the third school term 2011. The 5th Battalion of Engineer Services Regiment (5 ESR) has undertaken the project on behalf of the Sri Lanka Army.

Commander SF-J Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe on Thursday (06) went to the site to see the progress of construction work and met officers responsible for the project.

The 200 ft x 25 ft new building consisting of 14 classrooms, an aesthetic education unit and a pavilion 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.

Foundation was laid to the building on 7th March this year.

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.

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