President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday opened a newly constructed five-story building at the Defense Service College.
The Defense Services College, launched on 17th January 2007 for the benefit of children of soldiers, was a national school, with classes from Grade One to Grade Six.
With the opening of the new building, which is completed with a laboratory, a computer lab, a swimming pool and a sports stadium, the school is now fully-equipped to conduct classes up to Advanced Level.
The building was constructed by the Sixth Engineering Force of the Sri Lanka Army at a cost of 326 million rupees, cutting the cost from its original estimate of 475 million rupees.
The President inspected the classrooms, declared open the school's website and launched the radio transmission of the school. Admissions for the New Year took place under the patronage of the President.
Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena, Parliamentarian Mohan Lal Grero, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, chiefs of the Armed Forces, the Police Chief and School Principal Pramuditha Wickremasinghe and the staff were present on the occasion.