NECORD provides building to Salli students
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 14 December 2004, 04:00 GMT]
A three storied building, constructed under the Asian Development Bank (ADB) funded North East Community Restoration Development (NECORD) project at a
cost of 5.986 million rupees, was declared open in Salli Ambal Maha Vidiyalayam on Sunday evening. Salli, a fishing hamlet, is located along the seacoast, about 12 km north of Trincomalee town, in the Trincomalee Divisional Secretariat division.
|A section of the students.
About four hundred families are living in the village and the main
occupation of the people is fishing. The village had been frequently
affected by the ethnic conflict since 1985. Most of the people were
displaced and had been living in refugee camps and welfare centres.
Resettlement of the displaced started in 1995 is still in progress, sources
Salli Ambal Maha Vidiyalayam is the only institution in the village caters
to the educational needs of students from Year 1 to GCE Advanced level. The
school also had been affected by the conflict, sources said.
|Parliamentarians Sampanthan and Thurairatnasingham with NECORD Deputy Project Director Mr.Puhendran, NECORD Trincomalee district Deputy Director Mr.Umakanthan and Vidiyalayam Principal Mr.Sriskandarajah are seen after the newly constructed arch is unveiled.
NECORD came to the rescue of Salli students, as the school did not possess
enough classrooms and other facilities for quality teaching and learning
processes. The new three-storied building opened on Sunday provided six
additional classrooms and five rooms for the purpose of Activity room,
Music room, Agriculture Unit, Staff room and Home Science room and an
Parents said with the new three-storied building proper accommodation to
all students have been provided and constraints to learning and teaching
Although the school was upgraded to Maha Vidiyalayam status last year but
Sunday Trincomalee district parliamentarian Mr.R.Sampanthan unveiled the
name board to this effect, sources said.
|THe new school building
Mr.Sampanthan and NECORD Deputy Director Mr.N.Puhendran unveiled the
plaques of the new building and parliamentarian Mr.K.Thurairatnasingham
declared open the building by cutting the ribbon. Thereafter NECORD
Trincomalee District Deputy Director Mr.R.Umakanthan, School Works Engineer
Mr.S.Perasiriyan opened different sections of the new building and other
leading citizens of the area, sources said.
Vidiyalayam Principal Mr.V.Sriskandarajah presided over the event.