District level Indigenous Arts Competition commenced in Kilinochchi – 10 April 2014

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“These competitions are organized to promote the art culture among the school children. Further it also helps to cultivate the minds of the people with positive thinking. Peace has given more dividends including mental peace for the people of the north to get involved in these productive activities.”

Governor Secretariat of Northern Province has organized the Indigenous Arts Competitions to promote the indigenous arts and artistes under the guidance of Governor of the Northern Province GA Chandrasiri. At first, district level competition were commenced on 11th April 2014 at Kilinochchi Central College. The artistes from Vavuniya and Kilinochchi took part.

Secretary to the Governor L.Ilaangovan and Kilinochchi district Govt. Agent with Assistant Govt Agent and Drama Coordinator of Governors Secretariat Mrs. N.Sridevi participated at the inauguration ceremony. The competitions held successfully and the artistes showed their better performance. Finally the names of the winning teams to compete at Provincial level were informed.

The competitors satisfyingly accepted the judgments of the judges and thanked the Governor for organizing such kind of programme. They appreciated the deed of the Governor. He not only gave life to the critically endangered indigenous arts but came forward to provide rewards also.

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Junior School presents Sinhala and Tamil folk dances at opening by UNICEF Head of English Activity Centre on World Children’s Day

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

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