Jaffna’s leading educationist felicitated in Colombo

[TamilNet, Monday, 10 November 2003, 16:35 GMT]
A leading educationist from the Jaffna peninsula, Mr.K.Arunasalam, was felicitated on his seventy fifth birthday at an event held at the Wellawatte Sri Ramakrishna Mission Hall in Colombo Sunday evening. Mr.Arunasalam was the emeritus Principal of Vaddukoddai Hindu College and Chullipuram Victoria College in the Jaffna district and Paddiruppu Maha Vidiyalayam in the eastern province for several years, sources said.

The Colombo branch of the Chullipuram Victoria College Old Boys Association organized this event to honor the services Mr.Arunasalam rendered to the education and community in the Jaffna district.

The leader of the All Ceylon Tamil Congress and the Jaffna district Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian, Mr.A.Vinayagamoorthy, was the chief guest. Mr.C.T.Rajendra, President of the OBA presided.

A souvenir, compilation of several articles recalling the services of Mr.Arunasalam had rendered to the educational development of Tamil students while serving as Principal of leading schools was released at the event.

Speakers said that Mr.Arunasalam had fought with courage against the atrocities committed by security forces when they arrested students without inquiry during the emergency period in Jaffna peninsula

The President of the All Ceylon Hindu Federation, Mr.V.Kailasapillai, released the first copy of the souvenir. Professor S.Chandrasekaram reviewed the book. The President of the Colombo Tamil Sangam, Mr.K.Neelakantan, and ACTC assistant secretary, Mr.N. Kumarakuruparan, also spoke.

The vice president of the Colombo Tamil Sangam, Mr.P.Wijeratnam, made the keynote address.

 

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