Vanni IDP students admitted to Ratmalana Hindu College

[TamilNet, Thursday, 22 October 2009, 10:28 GMT]
A batch of 144 Tamil students including 81 boys and 63 girls studying in grades from seven to eleven and detained in Vavuniyaa internment camp were admitted to Ratmalana Hindu College in Colombo district Wednesday. After detention they were rehabilitated at the Poonthooddam Child Protection and Rehabilitation Centre in Vavuniyaa. They left Vavuniyaa around 6.30 a.m. Wednesday in four special buses arranged by the Sri Lanka Army.

“We admitted these 144 children to Ratmalana Hindu College enabling them to pursue education which was denied to them earlier. They were rehabilitated at the Poonthooddam Child Protection and Rehabilitation Centre in Vavuniya. Parents would be allowed to visit them once or twice a month,” Coordinating Officer Col. Manjula Gunasinghe of the Rehabilitation Centre said in Colombo.

 

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