Swedish assistance to reopen school in Thenmaradchchi HSZ

[TamilNet, Saturday, 04 September 2004, 16:06 GMT]
Swedish Government has come forward to provide necessary funds to renovate and reopen the abandoned Eluthumadduval Government Tamil Mixed School building which is located in the high security zone close to the forward defense line of the Sri Lanka Army in Thenmaradchchi division in Jaffna district, education sources said.

The school has been in the HSZ occupied by the SLA soldiers for the last four years. New classrooms need to be constructed to recommence classes, which are now being conducted elsewhere outside the HSZ, sources said.

As a first step the Swiss government has allocated 3.15 million rupees for the construction of classrooms. The construction work will be done under the supervision of the provincial education department through the private sector, sources said.

Officials related to the proposed projected visited the site this week. Meanwhile Principal of the school has asked all students under Grade 5 to register their names on Monday at Maruthankulam Community Centre or Mirusuvil Roman Catholic School in order to return to the Eluthumadduval School once it is re-opened, education sources said.


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