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Secretary Defence Declare Open restored Hostel Bulding Sri Jayawardanapura M V

Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa was the chief guest at the opening ceremony held to open newly restore hostel building in the historic Sri Jayawardanapura Maha Vidyalaya, Kotte yesterday (28th November).

The school was established in 1822 with 8 students and has over the years produced a number of eminent personalities such as Anagarika Dharmapala, John De Silva and Ananda Samarakoon.

After unveiling a commemorative plaque the Secretary Defence addressed the gathering he said that development of the school was done through the Urban Development Authority and restoring was completed by the Navy, now the country is in peace and that made military to help this sort of development projects. This restoration program was a promise given by the Secretary Defence when he graces the 190th anniversary celebrations in July2012.

Ven Maha sanga, Commander of the Navy, distinguished guests including the former minister of external affairs Rohitha Bogollagama, Western Provincial Councilors Hector Bethmage and Mayor of Kotte MC, officials of the zonal education office; parents and students were present at the occasion.