Jaffna school handed back to Education Dept.
Vasavilan Central College, a prominent educational institution
located in the Palaly High Security Zone and which was used by the LTTE
to direct attacks on the Security Forces based in Palaly, was handed
back to the Education Department by the Security Forces in Jaffna last
The school had remained abandoned due to the threat of LTTE
landmines. Security Forces Commander Jaffna, Major General Mahinda
Hathurusinghe said that due to accelerated de-mining within the school
premises, Security Forces were able to hand over the school for the use
of thousands of children from neighbouring areas.
Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprises Douglas
Devananda was the chief guest.