(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – H.E. President Maithripala Sirisena laid the foundation stone for a new Tri-Lingual National School in Kaduruwela in Polonnaruwa District along with High Commissioner of India Taranjit Singh Sandhu in a special ceremony held today in Polonnaruwa. State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayaka and other senior officials from Government of Sri Lanka attended the ceremony.
The Tri-Lingual National School is one of the key projects prioritized in close consultation with HE President Maitrapala Sirisena under the “Pibidemu Polonnaruwa” i.e. “awakening polonnaruwa” district development program.
The school would be constructed using a grant of 300 m SLR from the Government of India. The School would provide opportunities to Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim students to learn in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural environment.
This project is in continuation of Government of India’s efforts to assist Government of Sri Lanka in the field of Education including renovation 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.