President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday (Oct. 12) declared open two Mahindodaya Technical Laboratories built under a programme to establish 96 Mahindodaya Laboratories in the North to impart knowledge on Information Technology to the Northern children.
The President first declared open the Mahindodaya Technical Laboratory established at the Hindu Maha Vidyalaya in Kilinochchi. It is equipped with a Laboratory comprising 40 computers, a Language Laboratory with 20 computers, a Mathematics Laboratory and a Nenasa Distant Education Unit as well as an Advanced Level Laboratory. After vesting the Laboratories in the students, the President undertook an inspection visit and made inquiries into the studies of the school children.
Addressing the function, President Rajapaksa said that his desire was to see the Northern children reaching highest standards in their education.
The President, who arrived at the Wattakachchi Maha Vidyalaya for the opening of the Mahindodaya Technical Laboratory of the school, was accorded a very warm welcome by the students. Fulfilling the Hindu traditions, the children invoked blessings on the President. After opening the Mahindodaya Laboratory, the President exchanged pleasantries with the children.
A large gathering had arrived at the Wattakachchi Vidyalaya. They made submissions to the President on certain problems they are confronted with.
Northern Governor G.A. Chandrasiri, Ministers Douglas Devananda, Bandula Gunawardena and Felix Perera and Parliamentarian Murugesu Chandrakumar were among those who joined in this occasion.