group of students from five schools in Kayts were taken to Colombo
on an education trip by the Army troops serving in the Kayts island
last week. With coordination of principals and education authorities
of islands, 85 students from J / Punguduthivu Maha Vidyalaya,
J / Punguduthivu Kamalambikai Maha Vidyalaya, J / Punguduthivu
Sri Ganesha Maha Vidyalaya, J / Punguduthivu Sri Siththi Vinayagar
Maha Vidyalaya and J / Sri Subramaniyam Maha Vidyalaya along with
5 of their teachers and 5 parents were taken on the four-day Colombo
tour by the 17th Battalion Gemunu Watch (17 GW) serving in Kayts.
Kayts on 30th March and visited a number of important places in
Colombo. Harbour, museum, national zoo, parliamentary complex,
BMICH, Independence Square, Galle Face and the Viharamahadevi
park were among the places they visited. It was their first education
trip to Colombo.
17 GW Lieutenant Colonel Senaka Premawansa had arranged accommodation
and meals for students, teachers and parents during their stay
other ranks of the Battalion who provided security to the group
throughout gave detailed description of places they visited to
students. They returned to Kayts on the 2nd of April.
This was the
second trip organized by the 17 GW for Kayts students.