The Scouts Movement is being re-launched in the North. It was undermined due to terrorism that prevailed for three decades.
A programme to commence Scouting in all schools was launched under the patronage of Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa. 60 teachers in five Education Zones selected in the North have been already provided training. A special programme of the Girl Guides was held at the Thesera Girls School in Kilinochchi under the patronage of Girl Guides from Kandy. Deputy Minister Neomal Perera and Parliamentarians Namal Rajapaksa, Kanka Herath, Manusha Nanayakkara, Sri Ranga, Northern Governor G.A. Chandrasiri and Central Province Governor Tikiri Kobbekaduwa were among those who participated.