Trinco Vipulananda holds first prize giving in 56 years
[TamilNet, Saturday, 31 May 2003, 19:33 GMT]
Trincomalee Vipulananda College located in the outskirts of east port town held its fifty sixth anniversary and first annual prize giving celebrations Thursday. The school was founded on
7th May 1947 in an abandoned military building left by the Britishers to provide education to the poor children living outside the Trincomalee town, sources said.
“At the beginning this school was called Government Tamil Mixed Vidyalyam. Later the name of the school was changed Kanchimadam Government Tamil School, then Trincomalee West Tamil Maha Vidiyalayam and thereafter Trincomalee Vipulananda Maha Vidiyalayam. Now the school has been named Trincomalee Vipulananda College," present Principal of the College Mr. A.Selvanayagam said in his report.
Parliamentarians Mr.R.Sampanthan, Mr.K.Thurairetnasingham, Provincial Education Ministry Senior Assistant Secretary Mr.M.hanifa ( all are with garlands) with College Principal Mr.Selvanayagam
The first headmaster of the school was Mr.S.Kathirithamby who passed away at the age of 85 in February this year. Only twenty-three students were enrolled in the first year. Now about one thousand five hundred students attend in the fifty-sixth year, Principal Mr. Selvanayagam said.
Participating as the chief guest at the prize giving celebration Trincomalee district Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian Mr. R.Sampanthan said that the College is located amid several new Tamil settlements Anpuvallipuram, Chelvanayakapuram, Parathipuram, Palaiootu , Puliyankulam, Alesthoddam and Varothia Nagar in the outskirt of Trincomalee main town.
Parliamentarian Sampanthan inaugurates the 56th anniversary and first prize giving celebration of Vipulananda College Thursday
Vipulananda College is also located at the entrance of the Trincomalee town on Trincomalee-Kandy road. Vipulananda College could play a vital role in providing quality education to the children of the new Tamil settlements established in the last fifty years, Mr.Sampanthan said.
L-R)Provincial education ministry senior assistant secretary Mr.Hanifa , Parliamentarian Sampanthan, Provincial Education Secretary Mr.Thiagalingam, Parliamentarian Thurairetnasingham and College principal Mr.Selvanayagam
TNA national list parliamentarian Mr.K.Thurairetnasingham, North East Provincial Education Ministry Secretary Mr.R.Thiagalingam, Trincomalee Zonal Director of Education Mr.K.Thilakaretnam and NE Education Ministry Senior Assistant Secretary Mr.M.Haniffa also spoke.
rincomalee Vipulananda College entrance