Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* India helps renovate Saraswathy Central College in Kandy
Fri, Aug 10, 2018, 08:32 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 10, Kandy: At a special ceremony held on Friday (August 10), High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, Taranjit Singh Sandhu laid foundation stone to start the construction of new buildings at Saraswathy Central College in Pussellawa, Kandy district.

State Minister for Education Mr. V. Radhakrishnan and Provincial Minister for Agriculture and Tamil Education of Central Province M. Rameshwaran joined the High Commissioner to lay the foundation stone.

The renovation of the college is being done using a grant of Rs. 96 million from the Government of India. The new buildings will accommodate Science Labs, Lecture Halls and teachers' quarters. The project also involves repair and renovation of existing buildings including parapet and retaining walls; provision of office & ICT equipment, furniture etc. as well as full renovation of the school playground.

This project is in continuation of Government of India's efforts to partner with Government of Sri Lanka in peoples oriented development projects especially in the field of Education including construction and upgradation of schools, provision of IT and Scientific Laboratory equipment to schools, organizing English language and other training programs, apart from granting scholarships to Sri Lankan students to pursue their studies in Sri Lanka and in India. India's overall commitment of development assistance to Sri Lanka stands at a total of around US$ 3 billion, out of which US$ 550 million is pure grant assistance.

Several Members of Parliament, Members of Central Provincial Council, senior Officials from Government of Sri Lanka, the principal and teachers, present and past students of the College and a large number of public participated in the event.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Minister Malik Samarawickrama leads high powered delegation to promote investment and exports in Germany
-- [1 hour and 0 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's Constitutional Council's term ends
-- [8 hours ago]
Two suspects including a saffron-robed arrested for attempting to sell a Valampuri conch shell
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President to leave for US today to attend UN General Assembly
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Marine biologist, Asha de Vos Global winner of Study UK Alumni Awards 2018
Sri Lanka Finance Minister says depreciation of rupee not an indicator of fall in economy
Sri Lanka nationwide inflation declines to 2.5 percent in August 2018
Free unlimited medical consultations now on Sri Lanka's meditech app oDoc
Number of chronic kidney disease patients in Sri Lanka are decreasing, President says
Sri Lanka parliament suspends JO MP Wimal Weerawansa for two weeks

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.