Economic strengthening program for Disabled People held in Kilinochchi – 15 May 2013

prizeEconomic strengthening programme and distribution ceremony of supporting aids to disabled people was held at the main hall of Kilinochchi District Cooperative Board on 15th May 2013. Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Douglas Devananda and Governor of Northern Province GA Chandrasiri participated as chief guests.

Those who lost their limbs were provided with 2000 rupees at first stage. Minister Douglas Devananda , Governor G A Chandrasiri and parliamentarian M.Chandrakumar offered the cheques. Above all, every week 5 people with limb loss are going to receive assistances on priority basis. “An artificial limb producing factory is to be set in Kilinochchi at a cost of 12 million rupees very soon.” Minister said.

In his address Governor stated that a scholarship scheme will be introduced to the children from the family which lost their limbs during the war or natural cause. It is necessary to find disabled people from other districts of Northern Province and fulfill their needs. For this purpose large amount of fund is spent every year through Ministry of Social Services and other projects.

Govt. Agent of Kilinochchi District Roobavathy Ketheeswaran and Karachchi DS Division Secretary Nageswaran also took part at this event.

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55 Division Organizes Exam-Oriented Seminars for Grade 5 Scholarship Candidates

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To prepare the Grade 5 students of Pallai, Maruthankerny and Thalaiady areas for the scholarship examination 2013 to be held this month, Headquarters 55 Division organized examination-oriented seminars. The first one was organized on 6th of August at Pallai Central College where nearly 140 students attended and got their knowledge refreshed on subject matters.

Inauguration ceremony was attended by the Commander 552 Brigade Colonel Deepal Wanniarachchi as the Chief Guest.

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Kilinochchi International Exhibition and Trade Fair – 26 July 2013

International Exhibition and Trade Fair - Kilinochchi Central College -  26 July 2013

International Exhibition and Trade Fair – Kilinochchi Central College – 26 July 2013

The first ever International Exhibition and Trade Fair commenced in Kilinochchi Central College ground premises on 26 July 2013.

Governor of Northern Province GA Chandrasiri participated as the chief guest and inaugurated the exhibition. The exhibition will be held for 3 days from 26th to 28 July 2013.

The exhibition is organized by Ag Biz North and FCCISL with the support of Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Economic Development, Kilinochchi District Secretariat and Security Forces Head Quarters, Kilinochchi. The event will be a new beginning for the people of Kilinochchi. Large number of people are visiting the exhibition.  This exhibition paved the path to the entrepreneurs to participate in this mega event.

The exhibition combined with sophisticated technologies and knowledge of the business delegations would open new horizons to the emerging business and agricultural communities in the region. Prospective entrepreneurs in the region, investors, and farmers, fishing communities, students and school leavers are expected to visit the exhibition.

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International Cricket in Kilinochchi

This is an account of a hopeful story from my friend Skanda Kumar Aruni. It is these acts of kindness and humaneness that raises hopes for our country.

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Just back from Killinochchi (at 4 am Monday morning after having left at 8 am on Sunday)!! It was a rewarding trip that allowed a group of us to visit an orphanage of 330 children, and see the work that a retired GA in charge, Rasanayagam, is doing for them and for 6000 widows in that area. We also visited a Harmony Centre constructed by the army that will soon provide access to IT, English etc and also has a badminton court and modest gym facilities .

We then went to a village adopted by the Foundation of Goodness (a Kusils brainchild supported by Murali Sanga and Mahela) which has installed outdoor toilets and water facilities through wells for the people there. Met up with around 15 educated young women looking for opportunities to be self employed. I have returned with a proposal they have made to that which will require Rs 150,000 (in order to become a supplier to the many shops in consumer products in town) and once it is examined and approved by Kushils staff I will try and raise the funds and channel it through the foundation for monitoring purposes.

We saw for ourselves the interaction between the army and the civilian population that was reflected in the resurgence of perhaps the biggest town in the North that was devastated in the closing stages of the war.

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Education Exhibition Kilinochchi: A new Chapter in the reconciliation concept

28 June Kilinochchi 5It was an unmatched performance, two-day emotion packed ceremony – Education exhibition in Kilinochchi, organized by Major General Udaya Perera, Security Forces Commander, at the Kilinochchi Madhya Mahavidyalayam from 28 to 29 June. Kilinochchi Security Forces Commander has written a new chapter in the ‘reconciliation concept’ and on how to win the hearts and mind of the people.

People and students of Kilinochchi were flabbergasted over the compassion the Security Forces Commander and his men and women shown in the education of the students.

Security Forces in Kilinochchi has shown their concern and interest in the welfare of the children of Kilinochchi, as if they were their brothers’ and sisters’ children – something unbelievable and exemplary.

At the two-day Education Exhibition, total number of 1554 Scholarships were awarded for students of 121 Schools coming under SFHQ (Kilinochchi) from the districts of Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu and Mannar.

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