President donates Rs. 1 million to rocket-maker student | Sunday Observer

President donates Rs. 1 million to rocket-maker student

President Maithripala Sirisena made a financial donation of Rs. one million to Bandaranaike College Gampaha student Gihan Hettiarachchi, who made a rocket that can travel upto 20 kilometres, for his future innovation work, at the Presidential Secretariat recently.

The rocket developed by Hettiarachchi captured the attention of the President when he attended the school’s centenary celebrations as the chief guest and opened the X-Ban Exhibition held to showcase student talents on October 13. During this event the President appreciated the talents of the student and promised to provide necessary financial assistance to further develop the launch of the rocket.

Accordingly, under the first stage this million was donated to the student.

The President also summoned the technical officers of the Sri Lanka Air Force and instructed them to provide necessary assistance to the student to launch the rocket.