Let us smile again
A creative art camp for the Sunshine Children of Trincomalee
The children of The Sunshine Day Care Centre and the children of the
Grace Education Children’s Home in Sambalthivu, Trincomalee were treated
to a three-day fun-filled art camp organised by The Sunshine Charity,
which works with children affected by the tsunami, conflict and poverty.
The innovatively designed workshop helped the children to express their
emotions and re-kindle their love for the sea through their drawings and
paintings of underwater life, on the day care centre wall. The art mural
will be printed as greeting cards to raise funds for the operational
costs of the day care centre as well as to raise further awareness on
the needs of all marginalized Sri Lankan children.
The workshop was funded by The Force of Nature Aid Foundation of
Malaysia and facilitated by Timothy Seneviratne.
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UNP launches eastern P C
The first meeting of the UNP campaign in the eastern provincial
council elections was held in the China Bay Port in the Trincomalee
District with participation of Ravi Karunanayake MP - Leader of the
Colombo District. Mr. Sarath Lorenzo, A. A. Maharoof, Raja Mohideen and
Thalip were among these who were associated with Mr Karunanayake on this
Opening of packaging material factory
Industrial Development and Ranaviru Welfare Minister Kumara Welgama
opened the packaging material factory in Arakagoda, Bandaragama built at
a cost of Rs. 250 million under the 300 Industries Programme.
The picture shows the Minister inspecting the production activities of
the factory. With the minister is Madurawala PS Chairman Pushpajith
Sheelawickrama and factory Chairman R. A. Premasiri.
IOM and EC creating better learning environments
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European
Commission (EC) opened the ground floor of a new building at the Good
Shepherd Tamil Girls Vidyalayam in Kotahena recently.
The school which provides education for over 1000 students, many of whom
are either children of voluntary returnees from abroad or displaced due
to the tsunami and the conflict, lacked adequate space to conduct
classes. Hence, for over two decades the school has been functioning in
Sister Marie Euphrasia, the Principal of the school speaking at the
opening said, “As the school conducted classes in two sessions the time
duration of the sessions was not sufficient to fulfil the educational
needs of our students. Moreover, the primary school students had to
sacrifice their play time to attend school and also due to unsuitable
hours, they could not fully concentrate on their studies”.