551 Brigade of Champiyanpattu with sponsorship of National Library
and Documentation Services Board (NLDSB), donated a stock of library
books worth of Rs. 75000/= to seven schools in the Brigade area
to encourage reading among younger generation.
Books on various
disciplines published in Tamil language were handed over to students,
teachers and principals at a ceremony organized on Thursday, November
9th at Thalaiady Roman Catholic Tamil Mixed (R.C.T.M.) school.
College, Sorampattu Ganesa College, Massar Government Tamil Mixed
(G.T.M.) school, Champiyanpattu G.T.M. school, Mammunai G.T.M.
school, Thalaiady R.C.T.M school and Maruthankerny Hindu Tamil
Mixed school received their books from the General Officer Commanding
55 Division Brigadier Ajith Wijesinghe and other invitees during
Recognizing the Army’s effort taken to promote reading among students
in Jaffna, the NLDSB donated sets of Sinhala medium books for
the use of soldiers serving at 551 Brigade, 18th Sri Lanka Light
Infantry, 10th Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment and 20th Sri Lanka
National Guard during the same occasion.
Rev. Fr. Jesurathnam of Champiyanpattu St. Sebestian Church, Rev.
K. Vinayagamoorthy Kurukkal of Sri Murugan Temple of Chmpiyanpattu,
Commander 551 Brigade Brigadier Hemantha Kulathunge, Maruthankerny
Divisional Secretary Mr. N.Thirulingam, Pallai Divisional Secretary
Mr. Sathyaseelan, Vadamaratchi Zonal Director of Education Mr.
S. Nanthakumar, Pallai Divisional Director of Education Mr. Anantha
Sivam, students, teachers and parents were present on the occasion.