“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.
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