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Eight more Students at Atchuvely Receive Scholarships
[2012-02-29 16:45:54]

Eight students who obtained higher marks at the 2011 Grade 05 Scholarship Examination were awarded scholarships by the 511 Brigade in collaboration with a Sri Lankan expatriate living in UK.

A ceremony in this regard was held at the J / Atchuvely St. Theresa Girls’ School on Sunday (26) morning with participation of General Officer Commanding 51 Division Brigadier Piyal Wickramaratne as Chief Guest.

The 511 Brigade selected 8 students from low-income families in Atchuvely area for those scholarships and requested Dr. Siva Sivanesan of Atchuvely and presently living in UK to help those children financially to continue their education.

On that request, Dr. Siva Sivanesan and his wife who is also a doctor agreed to give monthly allowance of Rs. 1000/= to each student for a period of one year.

Meanwhile, the Brigade organized a donation of a pack of nutritious food, baby soap and baby cream for 50 expecting mothers at Atchuvely with assistance of the Kopay Lions’ Club on the same occasion.

A wheelchair to a disable aged person and an artificial limb to another needy person were also donated during the function.

Principal of J / Atchuvely St. Theresa Girls’ School Rev Sister M. Rozairo, Commander 515 Brigade Brigadier Buvaneka Randeniya, Commander 511 Brigade Colonel Wijendra Goonathilake, Coordinating Officer of the Kopay Lions’ Club Dr. V. Thiyagarajah, Provincial Deputy Director of Education Mr. S. Sathgunaraj and Chief Medical Officer of Atchuvely hospital Dr. S Vimalendran were also present.

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