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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.
For more information refer www.sunshinecharity.org

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UNP launches eastern P C election campaign

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 occasion.

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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.

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IOM and EC creating better learning environments for students

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 two sessions.

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”.

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