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Secretary Defence Graces Annual Prize Giving of his Alma-Mater

Secretary Defence Graces Annual Prize Giving of his Alma-Mater

The Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. BMUD Basnayake was the Chief Guest at the Prize Giving Ceremony held at the Wickramabahu Central College in Gampola today (6th March, 2015). He is also a past pupil of the College who has placed a track record in education and sports during the past.

Principal of the College Mr. Palitha Karunarathne warmly welcomed the Chief Guest Mr Basnayake on his arrival to the venue. Meanwhile, Mr. Basnayake was accorded with a Guard of Honour comprised of a School Cadet Platoon. At the outset, Chief Guest paid homage to the Fallen War Hero Cenotaph in the school premises.

During the session Secretary presented Certificates and Colours to all the Prize Winners at the invitation of the Principal. The proceedings replete with cultural shows and various displays added an extra elegant to the function. During the session Principal presented the last year progress review to the audience.

Recalling the past schooling years, Mr. Basnayake praised the commitment of the past teachers that inculcated a sound educational background on students. Such devotion of teachers associated with the learning atmosphere of the school, brought me to the position that where I am today, he also noted. Further speaking Secretary said that, his parents and grandparents were also engaged in teaching. Mr. Basnayake urged students to involve in sports activities equivalent to their education. Meanwhile, he pledged to extend every support to his Alma-Mater.

Secretary was also planted a tree sapling as symbolic gesture in the school premises.

Since its inception in 1946 as the Wallahagoda Madhya Vidyalaya with 50 students, today it stands being one of the largest schools in the Central Province.

Ven. Maha Sanga, Regional Education Officers, Defence Ministry Officials, Police Officers, Teachers, Parents and a large gathering were present at the colourful event.


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