St John Ambulance National Cadet camp concludes in Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Sunday, 25 August 2002, 20:50 GMT]
More than eight hundred youths of all communities from north to south of the country attended the five-day National and Cadet Camp for the year 2002 of the St.John Ambulance Association and Brigade held at Trincomalee Vipulananda College.

"All should have faith in the present peace process. It is a pity to note that some in our country still express suspicion about the progress of the peace process. Members of all communities assemble here and say their next year national and cadet camp will be held in Jaffna next year. This clearly shows the confidence the youths of the country have on the present peace process," said Mr.K.Thurairatnasingham, Tamil National Alliance national list parliamentarian at the concluding session of the cadet camp held Sunday.

He appealed to the youths to work hard to create better understanding between all communities and to remove any misunderstanding already existing among the people.

The Chief Secretary of the North East Provincial Council Mr.G.Krisuhnamoorthy participated as the chief guest. He said that peace prevails in the island due to the cease-fire agreement signed by the United National Front government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. The youths of the country should come forward to develop the country irrespective of any differences.

"We have been united and we will be united," said Dr.J.G.Jayatilaka, Commissioner of the St.John Ambulance Association and Brigade addressing the final day event. He said the National and Cadet camp of the St.John Ambulance and Brigade for the year 2003 will be held in Jaffna.

The District Commissioner Mr.S.Thevasahayam proposed vote of thanks.

St John Ambulance Association and Brigade is one of the most important non-governmental organizations in the island with more than fifty thousand volunteers.

 

Latest 15 Reports
14.06.19 18:48   Photo
Mano Ganesan misleads on Kanniyaa heritage dispute: Trincomalee Councillor
13.06.19 22:45   Photo
SL military targets Tamil grassroots activists in Mullaiththeevu, GS officer receives death threat
12.06.19 22:47   Photo
SL State-run Timber Corporation escalates logging of teak trees in Vanni
11.06.19 08:37   Photo
SLA Sinha regiment extorts money from Tamils in Batticaloa
10.06.19 21:30   Photo
Occupying Colombo schemes Sinhala Buddhist settlement in Chemmalai-East, Vanni
09.06.19 20:39   Photo
SL authorities plan to seize 50 acres as ‘Buddha Pooja Boomi’ in Thennai-maravadi
08.06.19 20:36   Photo
Kokku'laay-centric united action needed to counter Colombo wedging North-East
07.06.19 17:16   Photo
Tamils, Muslims need strategic alliance to protect heritage rights in North-East
06.06.19 19:18  
Sinhala Buddhist fundamentalism ultimate trump card in unitary ‘Sri Lanka’: Suresh
05.06.19 23:20   Photo
Sinhala monk named Galgamuwe ‘Santhabodhi’ spearheads Buddhicisation of Mullaiththeevu
04.06.19 19:02   Photo
SL military, police suppress traces of officer involved in fatal accident
03.06.19 22:32  
Muslims learn hard lesson on modus operandi of Sinhala majoritarianism: Journalist
02.06.19 12:14  
SL Forest Department seizes 1,500 acres of lands opposite Tamil Heroes Cemetery in Champoor
01.06.19 23:18   Photo
Prejudiced Archaeology Dept escalates ethnic tensions in Trincomalee: Civic Councillor
31.05.19 22:11  
IC failing to impose mediated solution, ultimately responsible for escalating Sinhala chauvinism
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=7349