The Principal and the tutorial staff at Vattapalai Maha Vidyalayam were in full of praise to the Commander, Security Forces - Mullaittivu, Major General Dampath Fernando for arranging a 4-day long educational trip to Trincomalee and Colombo for 110 students in Grade 10 - 12 free of charge during March 10 - 13.
Showing their gratitude, Mr Christian Anushanth, an English Teacher in the Vattapalai Maha Vidyalayam, in his message to the Mullaittivu Commander expressing his deep gratitude on behalf of his school community, claimed that the officers at the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) and the Mullaittivu Commander were of great help to those poor children.
SFHQ-MLT in response to a request of Mr Thirukkumar, Principal at Vattapalai Maha Vidyalayam to this effect, organized two buses, food and accommodation, places of visit and all other facilities free of charge on the directions of the Commander of the Army. Civil-Military Coordinating Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Asela Ubayasekara and a few other officers, together with teachers, parents and students participated in the tour that called at historic and tourist attractions in Trincomalee and Colombo.
Those 110 students for the first time in their life visited the Planetarium, Museum, Zoo, Parliament, Colombo International Airport, Colombo Port, Diyatha Uyana, Galle Face, etc during their stay in Colombo.
The complimentary message to the Mullaittivu Commander also spoke of the excellent and perfect dedication of the Army organizers and the teacher promised to make a personal visit later to the SFHQ-MLT to express his gratitude.