Tour of Jaffna Students Strengthens North-South Relationship
of friendship once again touched the hearts of Jaffna students when
a group of Jaffna school girls and boys received a warm welcome
at Sri Jayawardanepura Girls’ College, Kotte during their three-day
education tour to Colombo.
With coordination of the Civil Affairs and Public Relations Office
Jaffna, the 52 Division organized this tour for 78 students, 08
teachers and 11 parents of school in 52 Division area. They left
Varani in Jaffna on 25th January and were received by the students
of Kotte Sri Jayawardanepura Girls’ College and met each other in
hours-long familiarization session the following day.
They visited the National Museum, Sathutu Uyana, planetarium, Independence
Television Network (ITN), harbour, Milko factory, Bank of Ceylon
building, National Zoological garden and many other significant
places in the capital.
On the 27th evening Colombo school students presented a musical
evening for the entertainment of their Northern counterparts at
National Foundation of Children Education of Angoda where accommodation
were provided to Jaffna students during their stay in Colombo.
of friendship, President’s Advisor Ven. Dr. Bandagiriye Somavansa
Thero and some civil organizations in Colombo presented them school
items. Teachers and parents were also given gifts by the organizers.
a happy and successful education tour to Colombo, they returned
on 28th January.