“Competitions are conducted to find the best talent among the selected group.This is another important event where the school children who can show not only the debating talent , but also the English language proviciency.”
Governor’s Trophy English Debate Competition commenced on 08th March 2014 at St.John’s College, Jaffna. Governor of the Northern Province GA Chandrasiri participated as chief guest at the inauguration ceremony.
Competitions were held under two categories – junior level and senior level. 24 schools competed in the junior level competitions as well as 24 schools for senior level competitions. All the competitions except final competition have been completed.
28 English language professionals judged the competitions.
Chief Secretary of the Northern Province Mrs.R.Wijialudchumi, Secretary to the Governor L.Ilaangovan and several officials and officers also participated at this event.
A delegation headed by Ms. Janaki Kuruppu – Chairperson and Founder of Mother Sri Lanka called on Governor of Northern Province GA Chandrasiri at his office on 18th October 2013.
Mother Sri Lanka which is an initiative of the President’s Office rolled out its’ initiative of engaging the next generation of Sri Lankans to understand the value of Responsible Citizenship, Unity and National Pride through the aptly named Project RUN in over 1300 schools covering all 25 districts of the country.
The project is to be extended to the Northern Province. Therefore the team met Governor and explained their activities and sought the support of the province to run the project successfully.
On World Children’s Day the Country Director of UNICEF in Sri Lanka, Mr Reza Husseini, opened an English Activity Center at the Karandana Junior School in the Eheliyagoda Educational Division.
The Center, which also includes two classrooms for Grade V students, and looks out over the local hills, was built with decentralized funds allocated by Prof Rajiva Wijesinha.
Mr Husseini unveiled the plaque which was in English and Sinhala and Tamil, and students introduced the programme in all three languages. The school also presented Sinhala and Tamil Folk Dance items with great skill and enthusiasm.
Children performing dance items with great enthusiasm