Trinco children's festival concludes
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 02 August 2005, 00:10 GMT]
Two day "Sunshine Festival" held in Trincomalee Mc Heyzer Stadium organized by the Community Empowerment Network of Trincomalee (CENT) supported by more than thirty international and national aid agencies at an estimated cost of about seven million rupees concluded Sunday evening. The festival was intended to give morale boost to children and adults of all communities who are victims of tsunami and years of conflict in the district and, sources said.
Mr.David Lamin, Child Protection Officer of the UNICEF in Trincomalee and Dr.T.Kadambanathan, Chairman of the CENT spoke at the concluding session of
About three thousand children and about two thousands adults from the five tsunami affected divisions, Kuchchaveli, Kinniya, Muttur, Eachchilampathu
and Trincomalee Town and Gravets participated in the Sunshine Festival.
Police and army provided tight security to the participants when they stayed in the east port town, sources said.
International aid agencies based in Trincomalee escorted the children and adults from their respective villages to and from Trincomalee, CENT sources said.