SLTTA donates sports equipment to Muttur villages

[TamilNet, Thursday, 21 October 2004, 00:33 GMT]
Sri Lanka Table Tennis Association (SLTTA) donated more than sixty thousand rupees worth of Tabel Tennis tables and other accessories to Trincomalee district sports unit of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to introduce and develop Table Tennis sport in the LTTE controlled Muttur east villages.

Sports equipment donation
SLTTA President Mr.Daya Samaraweera handing over sports equipment to Mr.Theepan, LTTE Trincomalee district sports division head. (L-R) OIC, Administration, Trincomalee Police Mr.Ajith Wanshanatha, LTTE Trincomalee District Students Division head Mr.Puratchi, Mr. A.S.Gunaratnam and K.W.Wimalarajan
SLTTA President, Mr.Daya Samaraweera, who is also Superintendent of Police in Trincomalee, handed over the sports equipments to Mr.Theepan, Trincomalee district head of the sports division of the LTTE Wednesday around noon at a ceremonial event held in the premises of the North East Provincial Education, Cultural Affairs, Sports and Youth Affairs Ministry.

"We are prepared to go to Sampoor village in the LTTE controlled Muttur east to conduct coaching camps for students and youths," said Mr Samaraweera who has been promoted and transferred to Moneragala district as Senior Superintendent of Police.

He added the Police and LTTE have joined hands to promote goodwill and peace through sports in the district. The question of whether cleared or uncleared areas would not arise for the development of sports in the district, Mr Samaraweera added.

Veteran sports officer Mr.A.S.Gunaratnam at the commencement of the event said, "Today is a red-letter day in the history of sports in the district as the Police and LTTE are cooperating to develop sports."

Mr.Theepan thanked the SLTTA on behalf of the LTTE sports division.

Mr Theepan said, "Our people have been facing severe difficulties to restore normalcy in their lives after two decades of war. They would excel in sports if these impediments are removed."

LTTE Trincomalee district Head of Students' Division, Mr.Puratchi, Mr.Indika Perera, OIC, Trincomalee Harbour Police, and Mr.Ajit Wanshanatha, OIC Administration, Trincomalee Police Headquarters, and Assistant Director of Provincial department of Sports Mr.K.W.Wimalarajan also attended the event.

 

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