age old communal and religious affiliation that prevailed between
the North and the South, Maharagama Dhammadeepa Foundation
donated a stock of furniture, musical instruments, photocopy machines
and electrical and computer items to two schools in Jaffna last
A team of
representatives from the Dhammadeepa Foundation comprising
Ven. Trikunamalaye Ananada thero, Ven. Palalle Chandakitty thero
and four other Buddhist monks and 80 members participated in the
event of handing over the donation coordinated by the 521 Brigade
of Point Pedro on 29th April.
same function organized to hand over the donation worth over Rs.
1 million to Rajakamam Sri Narada Vidyalaya of Karaveddy and Panchaseela
Vidyalaya of Puttur, students were also given schoolbags and other
items needed for their education by the Dharmadeepa Foundation.
with financial assistance of the foundation a playground was constructed
for Narada Vidyalaya and its all buildings were renovated by the
soldiers of 19th Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment. Required machineries
and other resources were provided by the Army on directives of
Commander Security Forces – Jaffna Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe.
work and the donation were coordinated by Commander 521 Brigade
Colonel Tikiri Dissanayake under supervision of General Officer
Commanding 52 Division Brigadier Anura Sudhasinghe.
Narada Vidyalaya was started by Ven. Sri Narada thero in 1966
as a kindergarten and now it has classes from grade 01 to grade
Rev. Fr. Vincent
of Panchseela Vidyalaya, Principal of Narada Vidyalaya Mr. K.
Kiritharan, Divisional Secretary Karaveddy Mr. Sivasri, teachers,
parents and students of both schools were present on the occasion.