A group of new Parliamentarians including Namal Rajapaksa recently undertook an inspection tour of the Kilinochchi District, injecting strength to the programme mooted by the Government to improve civilian life in the North. There are about 800 students pursuing studies at the Kilinochchi Maha Vidyalaya. The group was able to witness many shortcomings at this school. Accordingly, action has been initiated to modernize this school.
The work was carried out within a short span of two weeks. The school received a new building, a laboratory, a computer laboratory among the many facilities. The vesting of these buildings in the children took place under the patronage of Minister Bandula Gunawardena and Parliamentarians Namal Rajapaksa and Uditha Lokubandara.
Minister Bandula Gunawardena said that the President had changed the path of history. He has created an environment for the entire student generation to pursue studies without fear and suspicion. The President and the Government considered all children, whether they are Sinhalese, Tamil, Burgher or Malays, as their children.
The Government’s prime objective is to give an opportunity for the children of the North who took to arms, all facilities including books and computers to step into the modern world tomorrow.
Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa said that the President has created an environment for the children, whether they live in the North or South, to pursue studies in a peaceful environment. He pledged their dedication to visit the villages to develop the rest of the infrastructure and enable them to engage in vocational training and jobs, in addition to pursuing their studies.
The distribution of books and uniforms among the school children took place on this occasion. The event was patronized by Governor G.A. Chandrasiri and Kilinochchi District Secretary Y. Ketheswaran.