Swiss envoy opens school building in Chavakachcheri

[TamilNet, Saturday, 11 December 2004, 19:36 GMT]
Mr.Bernadino Regazzoni, Swiss envoy in Sri Lanka Saturday declared open a new school building constructed at a cost of about 7.5 million Sri Lankan rupees in the Chavakachcheri Drieberg College in Jaffna district. The Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation (SDC) provided the necessary funds to this project, sources said.

The Chavakachcheri Drieberg College was completely destroyed in the year 2000 when the Sri Lanka Army launched a major military operation in Thenmaradchchi division, sources said

The new building comprises rooms for primary classes and teaching activities, sources said. Ms L. Bernadino, Thenmaradchchi Divisional Secretary Mr.S.Srinivasan and Thenmaradchchi Zonal Director of education Mr.V.Selvarajah also attended the event, sources said.

Mr.Bernadino addressing the gathering said his government would continue to support the rehabilitation and development of the education system in the Jaffna district, which had been destroyed in the two-decade-old war.

Later he visited the Jaffna office of the Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation, which is located in Nallur, sources said.

 

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