'All must get together for Jaffna's overall development'
Jaffna could be further developed and prosperity achieved if everyone
in Jaffna gets together, Defence and Urban Development Ministry
Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said yesterday.
He was speaking after opening a new three - storeyed building of
Tellippalai Mahajana Vidyalaya, Jaffna.
Defence and Urban Development Ministry Secretary Gotabhaya
Rajapaksa participates in the opening of the new three -
storeyed building of Tellippalai Mahajana Vidyalaya, Jaffna
The school building was built with donations mediated by the Defence
Secretary. Deshamanya K Balendra provided monetary assistance to
construct the new building.
The Defence Secretary also thanked the Security Forces personnel for
their efforts to develop the Jaffna peninsula within a short period.
Tellippalai Mahajana Vidyalaya of Jaffna has a history of 102 years.
The school has 1,553 students and 60 teachers.
The estimated cost for the construction of the three storeyed
building was Rs 24 million.
The 5th Engineer Service Regiment of the Sri Lankan Army completed
the construction at a cost of Rs 21.9 million and provided labour for
The new building comprises 16 classrooms, two office rooms, an
aesthetic section, two indoor gymnasiums and two fully equipped
Clergy representing all religions, Northern Province Governor Major
General G A Chandrasiri, Defence Ministry Seva Vanitha Unit chairperson
Ioma Rajapaksa, Army Commander Lt Gen Jagath Jayasooriya, Security
Forces Headquarters, Jaffna Commander Major General Mahinda
Hathurusinghe and Northern Naval Area Commander Rear Admiral Ravi
Wijegunaratne were present. Courtesy: defence.lk