A Felicitation Ceremony to pay tributes to Primary Teachers and Grade 5 scholarship holders was held on 12th of October at the Olcott Hall under the patronage of Minister of Education Hon. Bandula Gunawardhana. Sandaru Thathsara Balahewa – All Island First and his Grade 1,2 teacher Mrs. C. Hegodaarachchi, Grade 3 teacher Mrs. Samanthi Gunasekera and Grade 4-5 teacher Mrs. Dimuthu Lakmali de Silva were felicitated on this Occasion. Grade 5 Teachers Mr. Sampath Deshan Ratnayaka,Mr. Sanjeewa de Silva, Mrs. Amila Nimali, Mrs. Priyanka Padmini and Primary Principal Mrs. Y.M. Gunawathi and other students who had passed the exam were also awarded.
Deputy Speaker of the House Mr. Chandima Weerakkody,Deputy Minister Mr. Nishantha Muthuhettigama,Provincial Council Minister Mr. U.G.D. Ariyathilaka,Parliamentarian Mr. Vajira Abeywardhana, Southern Province Director of Education Mr. Jayathissa Block, Zonal Director of Education Mr. Susil Premanath ,President’s Counsel Palitha Kumarasinghe,Joint Secretaries of Mahinda OBA – Messrs. Alton Vithanage and Mr. Lalith Kariyawasam, President of Mahinda Club Mr. C.A.Gunawardhana, Mr Punya de Silva of Colombo OBA ,Vice President of MCOBA Mr. Nissanka Epaliyana and other vice presidents,
Hon Minister addressing the gathering
Principal with the Hon. Minister
Sandaru being awarded
Mr Palitha Kumarasinghe presenting awards
President’s Counsel Palitha Kumarasinghe , Mahinda Club President Mr. C.A..Gunawardhana,Mr. Nissanka Epaliyana,Mr. M.V.Alton,Mr. Lalith Kariyawasam,Mr.Punya de Silva,Mr. Sagara Batuwanthudawa and Mr. Raja Athukorala
Sandaru Thathsara with lots of gift packages
Principal Mr. Wasantha Siriwardhane addressing the gathering
Mr Prasanna Pathirana of IDM and Officials from People’s Bank,Bank of Ceylon,Seylan Bank,MBSL,UNILEVER and Officials from Ministry of Education,MCOBA committee members,teachers,parents and students were among the gathering.
The Principal Mr. Wasantha Siriwardhane presented a memento to the Minister of Education to appreciate his graceful presence. Sandaru Thathsara was awarded with lots of valuable prizes.