Bishop exhorts Tamils to work with confidence
[TamilNet, Sunday, 01 December 2002, 17:22 GMT]
"Tamils in northeast province now live in a transitional period expecting a constitutional change to find a just and lasting political solution to their problems. We should work towards this with utmost confidence," said Rt.Rev. Dr.Kingsely Swampillai, Bishop of Trincomalee-Batticaloa Diocese, addressing the annual prize-giving day of the Trincomalee St.Joseph's College as Chief Guest Saturday.
The Bishop further said, "we should not give room for any violence in future. We should work hard to achieve lasting peace through negotiations between the parties concerned. We must be firm in our stand to achieve peace."
Bishop of Trincomalee-Batticaloa Disocese Dr. Kingsely Swamipillai speaking at the prize giving day at Trincomalee St. Jospeh's College.
The Bishop appealed to students that they should grasp this opportunity of peace and should pursue their dreams. They should work with a sense of responsibility in building a new generation.
Trincomalee Zonal Director of Education Mr.K.Thilakaretnam said education instills the noble qualities in the minds of younger generation. Teachers could play a vital role in moulding a healthy generation, which could work
for the social and moral uplift of the society.
Mr. Christie Murugupillai, Assistant Director of Education also spoke.
Mr.R.Jerome, acting Principal presided. The Vice Principal of the College Rev.Fr.Jeevanadas Fernando read the college annual report for the year 2000 and 2001.
Trincomalee Zonal Director of Education Mr.K.Thilakaretnam and Assistant Director of Education Mr. Christie Murugupillai were special guests at the prize-giving day.
Welcome song by students with college staff standing behind.