TRO funded Arabic College halls opened in Kinniya

[TamilNet, Friday, 19 August 2005, 06:45 GMT]
Two new halls for the Kinniya-Munaichchenai Sumaiya Ladies Arabic College constructed with funds allocated by the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO) were declared open Wednesday evening. Mr.T.A.Ishak, Principal of the College unveiled the name board of the new building, Mr.V.Kalaivarnan, Project Officer of the TRO in Trincomalee and Mr.K.Nallasivam, TRO head in Thampalakamam declared open the two halls, sources said.

Arabic college, Kinniya
A section of students of Kinniya Sumaya Ladies Arabic College participating in the opening event

Arabic College, Kinniya.
Principal Mr.T.A.M.Ishak unveiling the name board of the new buildings.
Arabic College, Kinniya.
Mr. Nassar Moulavi and Mr.Hathiayathullah, President and Secretary of Kinniya Jemiethul Ulama Sabah, Sumaya Ladies Arabic College Principal Mr.Ishak, TRO's Mr.Kalaivarnan and Mr.Nallasivam are seen after the opening of the new halls.
Arabic College, Kinniya.
Mr.Kalaivarnan on behalf of TRO donating exercise books to a student.
Arabic College, Kinniya.
Mr.Kalaivarnan, Project Director of TRO in Trincomalee speaking at the occasion.
Mr.Ishak who is a retired Education Officer said in his presidential speech that the college had been functioning in Mancholai since 1978. In the tsunami last year the college was destroyed and about 160 students became refugees. Of them 14 lost their fathers and about 20 lost their properties. Hence the college was shifted to the present site at Munaichchenai where theologian classes are conducted in cadjan sheds causing hardships to students during rainy season.

"We brought this pathetic situation to the notice of the TRO administration in Trincomalee through Kinniya Jamiethul Ulama Sabah and TRO promptly agreed to provide funds for the construction for two halls to conduct classes. Muslims of Kinniya are thankful for the TRO for its timely assistance," said Mr.Ishak.

Sumaiya Ladies Arabic College is the only institution for theological studies for Muslim women in the Trincomalee district and six such institutions are functioning for boys in the district, Mr.Ishak said.

TRO has constructed about five hundred temporary houses for tsunami victims in Kinniya division and is implementing several relief projects through Jamiethul Ulama Sabah, he added

Centuries old relationship between Tamils and Muslims in the Trincomalee are strengthened by such goodwill activities. Both communities should not give room for a third force to ruin this relationship, he appealed.

Mr. Kalaivarnan and Mr.Nallasivam of TRO, Mr.Nassar and Mr.Hathiauthulla of Kinniya Jamiethul Ulama Sabah, Mrs. Sithi Zahira, retired principal and Mr.Hassan also spoke at the event.

Mr.Kalaivarnan on behalf of the TRO donated a consignment of exercise books to the students of the college.


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