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Minister Devananda tells Jaffna students: Put your talents to good use

Social Services and Social Welfare Minister Douglas Devananda observing the inventions of Jaffna District students said these inventions should be made use of for the development of society and the country as a whole.

The Minister who viewed these inventions told the students to put their creative talents for the benefit of the country.

“Put your talents to good use”, the Minister told the students.

Minister Devananda said all evil elements in the Jaffna District have been rid of and as dark forces like the LTTE were not in existence there, the natural talents of Jaffna students could be constructively directed for the well being of the people.

The Minister was extremely happy to observe the talents of the students directed for useful purposes and assured them of providing necessary facilities for furthering their endeavours. The inventions included, a seawater purification plant by Sobhitha Kamalarajha from Chundikuli Girl’s College, mosquito coils manufactured from Margosa leaf mixture by Miss.

Renuka Amirthalingam, a water spray machine by Kado Kasan, coconut scraping and vegetable cutting machine by Udaya Kumar Rayanthan, reading glasses that can be used at night by Rajendran Ruwendran, a wallet that emits sounds when stolen invented by Ambujan, a vegetable cutting machine by Vidushan, A walking stick that can be used at night, Shoes for walking at night, a broom that can be used at night by Nalladasan Prasanthan, A rat trap by Suresh Kumar Darshan, a machine to cut vegetables manually and with electric power by S. Prathapan from Jaffna Central College, etc. were the inventions which grabbed the Minister’s attention.

All students who had presented their inventions were given cash rewards by the Minister. Teachers and parents participated also at this event.

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