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Computers and Internet facilities for all Child Development Centres

More than 700 computers worth Rs. 21 million and Internet facilities were donated to uplift the facilities for online education of children in all Child Development Centres in the country. This donation was made to 397 Child Development Centres which includes 10,632 children throughout the country under the total sponsorship of a number of companies in response to a request made by State Minister of Women and Child Affairs, Preschool and Primary Education, School Infrastructure and Education Services Piyal Nishantha de Silva.

The symbolic handing over of computers took place yesterday at the Ministry of Education in Battaramulla, Isurupaya with the participation of the Minister of Education Dinesh Gunawardena.

The State Minister, Piyal Nishantha de Silva had made this request from the Indian business community in Sri Lanka with the objective of overcoming the challenges in online education of children in child development centres and enhancing children’s computer literacy. Accordingly, the under mentioned companies came forward generously to donate these computers upon the request and due coordination of Captain A. Banerjee, Managing Director of Star Lanka Shipping: Star Lanka Shipping Pvt Ltd, Maersk Lanka Pvt Ltd, GTB Steel Corporation Pvt Ltd, Trident Corporation Pvt Ltd, Fairfirst Insurance, Viswak Plywood Pvt Ltd, Union Assurance Pvt Ltd and A One Computers Pvt Ltd.

In addition to this, internet facilities were also donated to all child development centres under the sponsorship of Dialog Axiata PLC.

Accordingly, the symbolic handing of the 700 computers to the Department of Probation and Child Care Services took place in line with the series of events in this year’s World Children’s Day programmes conducted under the theme, “Children before Everything”. The symbolic handing of computers to Provincial Commissioners was also done by the Minister at the event.

Addressing the gathering, State Minister Piyal Nishantha said that this is the first time that such a large number of computers are donated for children under the care of the Government. He also said that we should not look at these children in a traditional viewpoint.

Minister of Youth and Sports and State Minister of Digital Technology and Enterprise Development Namal Rajapaksa, State Minister Susil Premajayantha, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna General Secretary Sagara Kariyawasam, Secretary to the Ministry Prof. Kapila Perera, State Secretary Mrs. Kumari Jayasekara and Deputy Commissioner of Probation and Child Care Services Sudheera Nilanga Withana were present.


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