different languages, religions and cultures of a country are united,
that country can move on the path of development easily. We should
always look into the development of our own country. We must work
towards the betterment of the motherland instead of striving to
develop other countries serving abroad”, said Hon. Secretary to
the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa
addressing a gathering of schoolchildren, teachers and parents.
was organized by the Headquarters 52 Division at Varani to distribute
school uniforms to 1500 students, dress materials to 100 teachers
and 24 principals of 24 schools in Mirisuvil-based 522 Brigade
area on Monday, 22nd April at Varani.
Defence, speaking further said that we, as a nation, lived divided
for years and now we are moving towards the development together.
He requested the students to win targets of their education and
serve the country.
of the Army, Mr. Morris Saunders Jayatilake, a businessman presently
living in Canada and his friends Mr. Ajith Senanayake, Mr. Robert
Anurashantha and Mr. Anura Dharmaratne made this worthy donation
to Jaffna students. Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa appreciated the magnanimity
of those gentlemen during the function.
of Varani Maha Vidyala, Mirisuvil Government Tamil Mixed schools
and Navatkuly Maha Vidyalaya who presented cultural dances during
the function were also awarded special gifts by the 52 Division.
Commanding 52 Division Brigadier Anura Sudhasinghe welcomed the
Chief Guest and all present on the occasion and Zonal Director
of Education Chavakachcheri Mr. P. Krishnakumar delivered the
vote of thanks.
of Usan Temple Rev. Kanthasamy Kurukkal, Commander Security Forces
– Jaffna Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Additional Director
of Education Northern Province Mr. P. Vikneswaran, Senior Officers
of the Army and Northern Province Education Department also attended