coincide with the National Reading Month declared to create apatite
for reading, 55 Division of Vettalaikerni organized a Reading
Camp on 30th July at Pullopallai Roman Catholic Tamil Mixed school.
National Library and Dicumentation Services Board (NLDSB) sponsored
the Reading Camp where different interesting programmes had been
arranged including lectures to edducate students on importance
Seventy five students, twenty five teachers, nine Army officers
and thirty other ranks participated in this one day Reading Camp.
Reading materials and other required items were provided free
by the 552 Brigade commanded by Colonel Deepal Wanniarachchi.
At the end of the day, all participants were issued a vauable
certificate while the Headquarters 55 Division with assistance
of the NLDSB donated books worth of Rs. 100,000/= to libraries
of 10 selected schools in the 55 Division area. The donation was
handed over by the Director NLDSB Mrs. Nalini Mllawa Arachchi.
Free transport was arranged by the 55 Division while meals and
tea was provided by the NLDSB.
General Officer Commanding 55 Division Brigadier Ajith Wijesinghe,
Commander 552 Brigade Colonel Deepal WanniArachchi, principal
of Pallai RCTM school Mr. V. Jeevaratnam, officils of NLDSB such
as Head of Division Mr. Maithri Jayasundara, Subject Officer Mr.
Indika N. Silva, Training Officer Mrs. K. Kamalambika and Mrs.
Vanitha Vanigaraja were present during the camp.