‘Future Minds of Jaffna’
Minister Douglas Devananda and Major General Chandrasiri at the
Nenasala IT centre at the Future Minds of Jaffna exhibition.
Opening the Industrial and Educational Exhibition `Future Minds of
Jaffna’, Social Services Minister Douglas Devananda stressed the fact
that development is a vital factor to Jaffna peninsula specially for the
Hence, he said, this event gives a greater chance for the youth to
seek solutions for their social problems such as unemployment.
‘Future Minds of Jaffna’, the mega exhibition and carnival commenced
yesterday at Vembadi Girls’ High School and Jaffna Central College
premises with the participation of the Minister Douglas Devananda as the
Jaffna District Secretary, K. Ganesh, High Court Judge, R.T.
Vignaraja, Jaffna Bishop Thomas Saundranayagam, Jaffna Security Forces
Commander, Major General G. A. Chandrasiri and Secretary General of
Peace Secretariat Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha also participated.
The exhibition will continue till December 29. The event starts by 9
a.m. and continues throughout the day till 7 p.m, Jaffna Town Sector
Commandant Brigadier Ruwan Kulatunga said. Schoolchildren of poor
families from Nagadeepa Island will be attending the exhibition,
sponsored by the Sri Lanka Army, Brig. Kulatunga added.
To facilitate the public, 30 Sri Lanka Transport Board buses along
with all the private buses will operate on all routes in the Jaffna
district throughout the day starting from 7 a.m. till very late hours,
Brig. Kulatunga added.
The exhibition focusing on industrial and educational sectors will
have exhibition stalls of many information technology and different
vocational training institutes. A special Nenasala centre is set up in
the premises by the Presidential Secretariat. In May 2008, `Reawakening
Jaffna’ - the mega carnival and trade fair was successfully held with
the participation of over 65,000 people. `We are trying to bring a
meaningful future, free of terrorism and its destructions, to this
reawakened Jaffna and its people”, Brig. Kulatunga further added.