Friday, January 23, 2009

Sri Lankan Army provides opportunities for children of the Eastern Province

Despite the military operations happening in the North and the need to stay the firm won peace in the East, the Sri Lankan Army often finds time for other behavior of benefit to the people. These comprise all from sports festivals and educational shows to trade fairs and developed exhibitions. One regular programme includes the organisation of trips to Colombo for schoolchildren from the East.
More than 1,300 children from 26 schools participated during 2007 and 2008, and the Army hopes to carry on its work in 2009 and beyond. They include Tamil, Sinhala and English medium students, providing an opportunity for all ethnicities to mingle jointly and learn from knowledge the lessons of pleasant-sounding coexistence.
The trips are instructive as well as pleasant, because for most of the children it is the primary time they are embarking on such a long trip and the first time they are visiting the city. It is a new and well deserved knowledge after pain from the crash of decades of war in the East.
Dehiwela Zoo, Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, State Museum, Lake House, Milco organization, Planetarium, Government Department of Information and free time World are in the middle of the places usually visited. Groups of 60 students come with teachers and parents, and they wait in Colombo for three days. Even the adults take enjoyment in themselves, with many of them also visiting the city for the primary time.
Thanks to the Sri Lankan Army, the children have the chance to learn that there is a world further than difference and that people from all communities can live jointly in calm and take pleasure in the simple pleasures of life.

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