team of Buddhist monks, having realized the needs of some students
and their school in Velanai, distributed a stock of school items
during their visit to the island on 10th July. Senior Lecturer
at University of Sri Jayawardhanepura and Chief Incumbent of Pepiliyana
Sunethradevi Maha Vihara Ven. Dr. Medagoda Abeytissa Thero and
a few Buddhist monks accomplished this social worthy act offering
books, pens, pencils and many other items needed for schoolwork
to 166 students of J / Velanai Sarasvathi Vidyalaya.
A stock of
stationeries and a water filter were also donated to the school
at the same time. Those items for the school were handed over
to the principal of the school Mrs. Nanthani Panchalingam by the
Nayaka Thero. The event was coordinated and a brief function
to hand over the items was organized by the 17th Gemunu Watch
(17 GW) serving in the Kayts island.
Officer 17 GW Lieutenant Colonel Senaka Premawansa, Civil Affairs
Officer of the 51 Division Lieutenant Colonel E.H.S.R. De Silva
and Zonal Director of Education Kayts K. Saravanabavananthan also
participated in the function.