Government Renovates Thirteen Schools in the Kilinochchi District

151014-fullThe Ministry of Education, with assistance from the Republic of Korea, recently renovated 13 schools in the Kilinochchi District.

Situated in a district that was once home to the headquarters of the terrorist organisation known as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), these schools had been in a dilapidated condition due to the near-30-year conflict.

The following schools had benefitted: St. Theresa’s Girls’ College Kilinochchi, Sivanagar Government Tamil Mixed School, Bharathy Vidyalaya Kilinochchi, Ramanathapuram West Government Tamil Mixed School, Konavil Government Tamil Mixed School, Ramanathapuram Maha Vidyalaya, Vaddakkachchi Maha Vidyalaya, Piramanthanaru Maha Vidyalaya, Tharmapuram Maha Vidyalaya, Murugananda College, Veravil Hindu Maha Vidyalaya,  Iranaitivu Roman Catholic Tamil Mix School and Kiranchi Government Tamil Mixed School.

Speaking about the renovations, Mr. Perumal Ganeshan, Principal of the Barathy Vidyalaya in Kilinochchi, said, “The students who were deprived from the opportunity of occupying luxurious (amenities) are now privileged to enjoy their school life with marvelous facilities.”

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New Classroom Complex of Konavil GTMS declared open – 28 July 2014


“Education sector has been the main interested sector in northern province. People of the province shows more importance to the studies of their children. Accordingly, the government of Sri Lanka focused on providing the infrastructure facilities in northern schools. This school is one such school which has lacked classroom facilities for a long time. Longtime dream has come true in this occasion.”

Two newly built classroom complexes of Kilinochchi Konavil Government Tamil Mixed School were declared open on 28th July 2014. . Ambassador of the Republic of Korea for Sri Lanka Chang Won-sang and Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardana participated as chief guests and declared open the building. Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Douglas Devananda, Governor of the Northern Province GA Chandrasiri and Parliamentarian M.Chandrakumar also graced the occasion as special guests.

A two storied building which comprises a science and a computer laboratories and a single storied building which comprises 4 classrooms and a library were declared open. 52 million were spent for the construction of these buildings with the financial donation of Korean Republic.

Principal of the School K.Ithayasivathas chaired the program. Provincial Secretary of Education Ministry S.Sathiyaseelan, Kilinochchi Zonal Director K.Murugavel and large number of students also took part at this event.