BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION WITH CHILDREN: | Daily News

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION WITH CHILDREN:

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya celebrated his 79th birthday on September 29 with the people of the Elapathgama hamlet near Mahavilachchiya in the Anuradhapura district with many treats and gifts. Elapathgama was a remote endangered hamlet during the war and came under serious threat from the LTTE and, also, is constantly hit by drought. The Speaker gifted bicycles, school equipment and food items and cut his birthday cake with the children of village.The late Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera, amid his democracy activism, used to visit this village once a month with supplies and gifts for the children, to which they eagerly looked forward. Upon the Thera’s demise, Speaker Jayasuriya pledged to carry on this meritorious practice and also to develop this remote village. 153 houses are currently being constructed in the village. (Pictures by
Speaker’s Media Unit).


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