A group of Jaffna students got opportunity to take part in World Children’s Day celebration organized on October 1st by the government at Ranminithenna, in the down south when the 7thth Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (7 SLAWC) at Kankasanthurai (KKS) arranged a trip for them in collaboration with Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC). The memorable journey included travel by air and visits to the Parliament and SLRC to give Northern students firsthand experience in functioning of those places.
Fifteen boys and five girls from Vasavilan Central College, Point Pedro Hartley College, Ilavalai St. Henry College, Kokkuvil Hindu College, Nelliady Central College, Jaffna Hindu College and Jaffna Central College and five teachers were initially taken to Colombo by road on 29thth by the Commanding Officer 7 SLAWC Major Chandrika Rajaguru who stayed with children and teachers throughout the journey. She was assisted by Second Lieutenant N. Narenthra of 20thth National Cadet Corps Headquarters Jaffna. On 30thth they visited the Parliament, SLRC and other places.
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