(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – Former world-class cricketer Roshan Mahanama at the request of the Army sponsored the establishment of a new school in Weherathenna village in Vavuniya district.
The primary school named as ‘Roshan Mahanama Primary School’ has been built at a cost of about Rs. 3 million and the engineering and labour assistance was provided by the 26 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) troops of the 62 Division commanded by Major General B. H. M. A. Wijesinghe.
The eight-month long project consists of 5 class rooms remained a long-felt need of Weherathenna villagers since it did not have a primary school in their close periphery.
The opening ceremony of the school took place on Wednesday (11th Jan) with the participation of Roshan Mahanama, Major General Ruwan Kulatunga, Major General B.H.M.A Wijesinghe, Colonel Prasanna Gunarathne, Brigade Commander, and Director of Zonal Education.
The new school enrolled 44 students on the day of opening and facilitates the conduct of classes from grade 1 – 5 before students move out for higher studies.
During the ceremony, each student received a gift parcel including School bags, two sets of uniforms, shoes and other accessories to the value of Rs. 5,000/=.
In addition sports items to the school as well as gift parcels to the teachers were awarded by Roshan Mahanama and other guests.
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