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Old Royalists Donate a Library to Kulamangal RC Vidyalaya
[2012-06-11 16:39:25]

EDEX Committee of the Royal College Union (RCU), Colombo extending its hands of friendship and magnanimity, donated a well-equipped library to J / Kulamangal Roman Catholic Vidyalaya at Mallakam to improve the education standard of students of the area. A ceremony organized to declare open the library was held on Monday (11) at Kulamangal R.C. Vidyalaya.

The donation came on request of the Civil Affairs Office of the 513 Brigade which coordinated with schools and education authorities of the Walikamam Education Zone. Soldiers of the 14th Gemunu Watch completely renovated an old classroom with financial provisions of the RCU to make this library.

Building materials, furniture, one computer and books cost the RCU over Rs. 400,000/=. Principal of the Royal College Mr. Upali Gunasekara unveiled the plaque to symbolically hand over the building to Kulamangal RC Vidyalaya. Principal of J / Kulamangal RC Vidyalaya Mrs. R.J. Anthonimuttu appreciated the gesture of goodwill shown by Old Royalists at the meeting chaired by Commander Security Forces - Jaffna (SF-J) Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe as Chief Guest.

Principal of the Royal College thanked the Commander SF-J and the Army for making an opportunity for them to help this school which needed a library to improve the education of its students.

During the Chief Guest’s speech, Maj. Gen. Hathurusinghe said that this generous act of the RCU will espouse mutual understanding between the students of the North and the South and it will help establish sustainable peace in the country.

Security Forces - Jaffna facilitated free transportation of the donation from Colombo to Mallakam.

Rev. Fr. Rex Saundaranayagam of Mallakam Kulamangal RC church, Secretary RCU Mr. Manju Ariyarathne, Walikamam Zonal Director of Education Mr. S. Kailasanathan, Deputy Principal of Royal; College Tamil Section Mr. S. Kanapathipillai, Commander 513 Brigade Brigadier Pradeep De Silva, EDEX committee chairman Mr. Kamal Abeysinghe, Senior Officers of the 51 Division, a few students from the Royal College, teachers, students and parents of J / Mallakam RC Vidyalaya were present on the occasion.

Last year the Royal College donated school items, uniforms, schoolbags and shoes worth over Rs. 800,000/= to all students of the same school.

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