NECORD assists Muslim students in Nilaveli

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 02 July 2003, 15:14 GMT]
The North East Community Restoration and Development Project (NECORD) on Tuesday declared open a new two-storied building, constructed with the assistance of the Asian Development Bank at a cost of about 4.5 million rupees, at the Nilaveli Alhambara Maha Vidiyalayam, sixteen km to the north of Trincomalee town, sources said.

Muslim religious leaders participating at the event said that at last students in the village who had been studying under tree shades and dilapidated buildings had now got a new two-storied building due to the efforts taken by NECORD. Around a thousand students study in this school, sources said.

The Chief Secretary of the North East Provincial Council, Mr.S. Rangaraja, declared open the building by cutting the ribbon and the NECORD Project Director, Mr.T.Lankaneson, unveiled the plaque. The chief guest and guests of honor were taken to the venue, with the school band in attendance, sources said

Mr. Lankaneson said that the NECORD, with the funds provided by the ADB, has taken steps to rehabilitate and reconstruct the war torn province by providing new buildings to schools, improving health facilities by providing ambulances and other urgent facilities with a view to restoring normalcy in the lives of the displaced.

The Principal of the school, Mr. M.Arif, Kuchchaveli Divisional Secretary, Mr.K.S.Jayachandra and the Zonal Director of Education of Trincomalee, Mr.K.Thilakaretnam also participated at the opening event.

Nilaveli Muslims
Nilaveli Tamil Maha Vidiyalayam band

Nilaveli Muslims
L-R ) NECORD Project Director Mr.Lankaneson, NEPC Chief Secretary Mr.Rangaraja, Principal Mr.M.Arif NECORD Deputy Director Mr.Umakanthan

Nilaveli Muslims
Students watching opening ceremony

Nilaveli Muslims
new two storied building constructed at Nilaveli Al Hambra MV by NECORD


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