Carpentry-training centre opened in Kandawalai
[TamilNet, Saturday, 18 September 2004, 05:21 GMT]
Killinochchi Technical College with the support of World University Service
of Canada (WUSC) recently opened a carpentry-training centre in
Kandavwalai, in Vanni region. Project Co-ordinator WUSC Mr.S.
Jeyarajasingham, ceremoniously inaugurated the training programme at the
newly opened centre.
Project Co-ordinator WUSC Mr.S. Jeyarajasingham, Kandawalai Divisional
Officer Mr. K.Pathmanathan, Economic Development Executive Director
Mr.S.Thilak Chairman of the Non-Governmental organizations Consortium and a
member of the Killinochchi Technical College Board of Directors
Mr.Kaneshapillai, Principal of Killinochchi Technical College
Mr.T.Priapaharan lit the traditional oil lamp. Mr.Thilak hoisted the
Thamileelam national flag and Mr.Kaneshapillai hoisted the TECH flag.
At the commencement of the event homage was paid to the late LTTE leader
Lt.Colonel Thileepan by lighting the flame of sacrifice and garlanding his
photograph. Seventeenth death anniversary of Lt.Colonel Thileepan is
currently being observed in Northeast Province.
Later Mr.Kaneshapillai addressing the gathering spotlighted the dearth for
technical officials in Vanni region. He commended the services rendered by
the NECORD and WUSC in implementing development projects amid such
Mr.Jeevarajah, Head of Killinochchi Educational Unit said to attain
economic independence all should dedicate themselves to utilize human
resources with latest technology development.
Mr.Thilak said people of Kandawalai should use the opportunity to develop
their village and their standard of living.
NECORD official said his organization was providing priority to vocational
institutions and also to construction related training courses.
WUSC Project Co-ordinator Mr.Jayaraj said his institution is to launch
three training courses through Killinochchi Technical College. Very shortly
WUSC would commence a tannery factory in Kandalawalai. All training
facilities provided by the WUSC would be self-income generating courses, he
Kandawalai Divisional Officer Mr.K.Pathmanathan appealed to the people of
the village to unitize the opportunity provided to them by various
organizations to develop their village and improve their standard of
living. Mr. Seelan outlined the objective of the training programme and
said all trainees would be provided with uniforms by the Killinochchi
Killi Tec Principal proposed vote of thanks.