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Custom Officers Join Hands with Army to Assist Poor Students of Jaffna

[2012-12-25 15:45:33]

Security Forces Jaffna (SF-J) in collaboration with custom officers at Katunayaka Bandaranaike International Airport donated a stock of school items to students of Vaddukkoddai Valli Ammai Memorial school on 24th December.

The donation was organized as a part of the programme initiated by the Commander Security Forces Jaffna (SF-J) Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe to promote school education of Jaffna students.

At request of Civil Affairs and Public Relations Office Jaffna functioning under the Headquarters SF-J, a team of custom officers headed by Mr. Asanga Hapugaskumbura sponsored the donation worth of Rs. 1 million. At a ceremony organized to hand over the school items, 423 students of the school received school bags, books, pens, pencils and school uniforms from the SF-J Commander and custom officers present on the occasion. A stock of sports ware was also handed over to the school by the donors.

In addition those items, buckets of paint needed to colour wash the buildings of 82 year old Vaddukkoddai Valli Ammai Memorial school and a water pump needed for a water supply system for students were also donated by the custom officers.

Rev. Fr. S.A. Arnold of Vaddukkoddai South Indian church, officials of the Divisional Secretariat, senior Army officers and parents were present on the occasion.

Chief Coordinator Civil Affairs Lieutenant Colonel G.G.A. Priyantha coordinated the donation.

This school was pioneered by Mr. Subramaniyam, a former judged in memory of his beloved wife Mrs. Valli Amma in 1930.


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