Jaffna, January 28 (newsin.asia): In special events held on Monday, January 28, 2019, at Navatkuli and Chavakachcheri in Jaffna District, two new school buildings constructed with an Indian assistance were handed over to the people of Sri Lanka.
The Navatkuli Mahavidyalam and Drieberg College were jointly inaugurated by the Deputy High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Dr. Shilpak Ambule and the Governor of the Northern Province Dr. Suren Raghavan.
These buildings are part of new classroom buildings being currently constructed in 27 schools in the Northern Province at a cost of SLRs. 250 million (US$ 1.3 million). Ten school buildings have been completed and inaugurated including the two buildings handed over today. The rest of the buildings are expected to be handed over in the coming days.
In his remarks Deputy High Commissioner Ambule urged the youth to seize available opportunities and translate them into achievements. The youth have the onerous responsibility of taking the nation forward to its befitting place in the comity of nations, he remarked. He also highlighted the people-oriented development cooperation projects undertaken by the Government of India in the region.
Besides, various projects undertaken in the field of rehabilitation and resettlement, the Government of India has constructed a total of 46,000 houses in the Northern region. Emergency Ambulance Services are operational in a total of eight provinces including the Northern Province.
Driberg College, Chavakacheri
The ongoing development cooperation projects in the Northern Province under the Government of India’s grant assistance include, construction of a Cultural Centre in Jaffna, construction of 3000 Rain Water Harvesting units, construction of 25 model villages consisting of 600 houses and establishment of a Business/ICT Incubator Center in Jaffna among others.
Deputy High Commissioner also visited the construction site of the Jaffna Cultural Centre and reviewed the progress of work, along with other dignitaries. Being built at a cost of around USD 12 million, the Centre is expected to be completed by mid-2019. It will be an iconic symbol of local culture and tradition.
(The featured image at the top shows the Governor of the Northern Province Dr.Suren Raghavan, the Deputy High Commissioner of India Dr.Shilpak Ambule, and the Consul General of India in Jaffna S.Balachandran, formally opening the new Navatkuli Mahavidyalayam in Jaffna district)