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Educational incentives to Northern students

Educational incentives to Northern students

[January 30 2018]


A record number of 2350 deserving children in the Jaffna Peninsula were presented with school accessories during a series of ceremonies organized in coordination with the Security Forces - Jaffna (SF-J) on Monday (29th January).

According to Army media, the initiative to assist these children is a result of a personal interest taken by Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna (SF-J). The Maha Karuna Buddhist Foundation of Malaysia (MKBF) had sponsored the donation of goods including books, educational equipment, educational aids, bags, etc.

The students of Urumpirai Hindu Vidyalaya, Uduppiddy Ladies' College, Nelliaydi Central College, Innuwil R.C.T Maha Vidyalaya and Chavakachcheri Hindu College were the beneficiaries of this donation which was distributed during six separate ceremonies.

The distribution ceremonies were attended by donor agency representatives including Ven. Butawatte Sri Saranankara Nayake Thero, Patron for Maha Karuna Buddhist Foundation (MKBF), Ven Mugunnuwela Anuruddha Thero, General Secretary World Youth Buddhist Monks Association and Mr Jecob Chan, Chairman of the MKBF, senior Army officers, Principals, teachers and parents of the children.

Meanwhile, Army troops in Mullaitivu launching a community welfare project, installed two new drinking water outlets outside the main entrance to the SFHQ-MLT on Friday (26th January), thus providing free access to drinking water. This project will benefit the resettled community in the recently released land in Keppapilavu in Mullaitivu.

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