01st February 2017 17:53:11 Hours
In the wake of fast increasing threat of Dengue epidemic in the Western Province, hundreds of ever-alert tri-service (Army, Navy, Air Force) personnel, together with members of the Civil Security Department, jointly carried out extensive cleaning projects inside 60 school premises in the Colombo District on Wednesday (1).
A few more than 300 Army, Navy, Air Force and Civil Security Department (CSD) personnel joined hands with students, teachers, parents and other interested parties in respective 60 schools during the full-day programme, covering Kolonnawa, Madinnagoda, Kotuwila, Meethotamulla, Battaramulla, Kaduwela, Weliwita, Pettah, Udahamulla, Kotte, Hanwella, Homagama, Panaluwa, Watareka, Kahathuduwa, Mattegoda, Deepangoda, Kiriwaththuduwa, Padukka, Bope and several other surrounding areas.
A total of 180 Army personnel, including officers of the 11 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR), 14 Division, 8 Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI), 9 (V) Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI), 10 (V) Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG), Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC) and the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West), actively took part in those self-help (Shramadana) projects at the request of the Ministry of Defence, Department of Education and Office of the Chief of Defence Staff.
Army troops during the full-day programme covered 47 schools while Navy, Air Force and CSD personnel contributed their services to 13 remaining schools in the Colombo District.
Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army who took an exceptional interest in the project instructed the SFHQ-West to attend to all coordinating arrangements forthwith, considering the increasing and alarming Dengue threat and its mortality rates, reported largely from the Colombo District.
Following is the list of Colombo District schools, covered by troops of the Sri Lanka Army during the Shramadana campaign on Wednesday (1).
1. Kolonnawa Balika Vidyalaya
2. Terance Vidyalaya
3. Henry Olcott Vidyalaya
4. Meethotamulla Rahula Vidayalaya
5. Janadhipathi Balika Vidyalaya, Madinnagoda
6. Gothatuwa Maha Vidyalaya
7. Rajasinghe Vidyalaya, Kotikawatta
8. Pakavisi Pre-School, Megoda Kollonnawa
9. Sri Dharmapala Vidyalaya, Kotikawatta
10. Vidyawardana Vidyalaya, Kolonnawa
11. Gamini Vidyalaya, Kotuwila.
12. Siddhartha Vidyalaya, Kotuwila
13. Vidyawardana Vidyalaya
14. M.D.H. Maha Vidyalaya
15. Subuthi Vidyalaya
16. Bomriya Central College
17. St. Mary’s College, Welivita
18. Sri Jayawardenapura Boys School
19. St. Thomas College, Pita Kotte
20. Annanda Sastralaya
21. Stanley Tilakaratne Vidyalaya, Udahamulla
22. Kebel Vidyalaya
23. Roman Catholic Junior School
24. Walavwatte Kanista Vidyalaya
25. Neeripola Kanista Vidyalaya
26. Mawathagama Kanista Vidyalaya
27. Sumanajothi Maha Vidyalaya
28. Diddeniya Kanista Vidyalaya
29. Boralugoda Maha Vidyalaya, Kahahena
30. Welikanna Roman Catholic Junior School
31. Lahirugama Kanista Vidyalaya
32. Siri Nivasa Watte Tamil Vidyalaya
33. St. Mary’s College, Hanwella
34. Janadhipathi Vidyalaya
35. C. C. Tamil Primary School
36. Aluth Ambalama Kanista Vidyalaya
37. Kosgama Maha Vidyalaya
38. Homagama Maha Vidyalaya
39. Panaluwa Kanista Vidyalaya
40. Watareka Kanista Vidyalaya
41. Vidyadeepa Vidyalaya, Mattegoda
42. Deepangoda Kanista Vidyalaya
43. Medhananda Maha Vidyalaya
44. Kiriwattuduwa Wijewardane Vidyalaya
45. Angamuwa Kanista Vidyalaya
46. M.D.H. Jayawardana Vidyalaya, Udahamulla
47. Bope Rajasinghe Maha Vidyalaya