A group of Jaffna students got opportunity to take part in World Children’s Day celebration organized on October 1st by the government at Ranminithenna, in the down south when the 7thth Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (7 SLAWC) at Kankasanthurai (KKS) arranged a trip for them in collaboration with Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC). The memorable journey included travel by air and visits to the Parliament and SLRC to give Northern students firsthand experience in functioning of those places.
Fifteen boys and five girls from Vasavilan Central College, Point Pedro Hartley College, Ilavalai St. Henry College, Kokkuvil Hindu College, Nelliady Central College, Jaffna Hindu College and Jaffna Central College and five teachers were initially taken to Colombo by road on 29thth by the Commanding Officer 7 SLAWC Major Chandrika Rajaguru who stayed with children and teachers throughout the journey. She was assisted by Second Lieutenant N. Narenthra of 20thth National Cadet Corps Headquarters Jaffna. On 30thth they visited the Parliament, SLRC and other places.
“After the end of hostilities, the northern province saw many developments in different sectors. This has been a boost to many other related sectors as well. Photographic exhibition is one such event which will attract many local and foreign tourists as well.”
16th International Photographic Exhibition was commenced in Jaffna Hindu College on 22nd February 2014. Chairman of the Northern Provincial Council CVK Sivagnanam inaugurated the exhibition by cutting the ribbon.
Mayoress of Jaffna Municipal Council Mrs.Y.Patkunarajah, the President of the National Photographic Art Society of Sri Lanka (NPASSL) T. G. Sunil Wickrama, International Photography Exhibition Executive Director Ranjith Abyasinga graced the event as guest of honours.
This exhibition has been organized in Jaffna under the guidance of the Governor of the Northern Province GA Chandrasiri. Large number of students visited this gallery. The exhibition will be available for 2 days (22nd – 23rd February).