to develop infrastructure of four schools in Thelippalai Education
Region were initiated by the 513 Brigade of Uduvil with financial
support of British School (Private) in Colombo and labour contribution
of the troops of 14th Battalion the Gemunu Watch (14 GW) of Chunnakam.
Nadeswara Primary School of Manippay, Nadeswara Maha Vidyalaya
of Manippay, Roman Catholic Tamil Mixed School of Alaveddy West
and American Mission Tamil Mixed School of Alaveddy West were
the schools selected for this project by the British School in
Colombo following a study conducted a few months back.
of schools were identified after discussions with the principals
of respective schools and arrangements were made to complete the
project within three days by the 513 Brigade Civil Affairs Office
with coordination of the Interact Society of the British School
of sanitary systems, repairing and colour washing of buildings
and furniture, installation of water supply systems and reconstruction
of dilapidated children’s gardens were carried out on 7th, 8th
and 9th of April by the 14 GW soldiers.
Meanwhile, some furniture including wooden cupboards, steel cupboards,
Magi boards, teachers’ chairs and tables and water filters were
donated to schools by the students of the British School Colombo.
Total expense of the project was over Rs 800,000/=
to hand over the donations and opening of newly developed infrastructure
was held on Monday (09) at Alaveddy South Roman Catholic Tamil
Mixed School with participation of members of the Colombo British
School Interact Society, Education and Civil Administrative officials
of the area and senior officers of the 51 Division. During the
ceremony, organizers distributed packs of school bags, water bottles
and school items among 266 students of the four schools.
a cultural show for the guests.
Commanding 51 Division Brigadier Piyal Wickramarathne was the
Chief Guest of the ceremony. Rev. Nadarasa Dharmaesa Iyyar, Rev.
Fr. Jude Sutharsan, Leader of the Colombo British School Interact
Society Shaini de Zoysa, members Thisuri Wanniarachchi, Azra Gafoor,
Akild Muhaergin, Nail Lawrence, Jason Samaranayaka, Director of
Education Thelippalai Division Mr. S. Kailasanathan, Thelippali
Divisional Secretary Mr. Sri Mohan, Brigade Commanders, strudents,
teachrs and parents were present on the occasion.