The Sri Lankan Army has held an education programme in Jaffna, helping pupils who are studying for their O-Levels, prepare for their upcoming exams.
The seminars and lessons were organised by the Army’s 52nd Division and consisted of revision for Science and Maths papers.
Commander 522 Brigade Brigadier Athula Silva, Commander 521 Brigade Colonel Tikiri Dissanayake, Commander 523 Brigade Colonel M.W.A.A. Wijesooriya and several senior officers of the 52 Division were present at the events coordinated by Civil Affairs Officer 52 Division Colonel L.B.D.H.S. Luxman.
The Army claimed over 1,000 pupils from 26 schools in Jaffna, Thenmaradchi, Vadamaradchi, Valikamam and the Islands attended the event, which was held over two days.
Director Education Northern Province Mr. V. Selvaraja, Assistant Director of Education Mrs. Sudarshani Kapukotuwa, Director Vadamaratchi Education Zone Mr. Nantha Kumar, principal of Point Pedro Methodist Girls’ High School Mrs. Suntharesan and principal of Chavakachcheri Hindu College Mr. A. Kailaya Pillai “extended their support” to organise the programme, reported the 'Civil Military Coordination Jaffna' website.