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Tamil woman soldiers visit Presidential Secretariat

Another phase of ‘Sisu Diriya National Programme’, Tamil woman soldiers share views with university students at Presidential Secretariat

A gathering of the initial batch of Tamil woman soldiers and university undergrads and students was held at the Presidential Secretariat today morning (11th January 2013).

The Tamil woman soldiers are now in Colombo during their trip to the South.

Presidential Senior Assistant Secretary Mr. CN Withanachchi participating as the chief guest ceremonially declared open the day’s proceeding by lighting the traditional oil lamp together with a Tamil woman soldier and other distinguished invitees.

The gathering and the visit had been organized under the patronage of His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa under the direct supervision of the Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The focal intention of the interaction between university students with the Tamil woman soldiers under the ‘Sisu Diriya National Programme’ is aimed at enhancing knowledge and building better virtues. A Tamil woman solider and a university student delivered speeches expressing their views and gratitude for organizing such interactive session which will greatly help to build better understanding and friendship among the people of all ethnicities.

This programme opens a new arena for them to develop their skills on positive thinking, team building, enhance knowledge with mutual discussions, improve aesthetic skills, develop leadership talents, speak to the world through media and build continues connectivity with the outside world. A lecture on leadership qualities development was also conducted at the end of the session.

Presidential Additional Secretary Mr. Ranjith Wijethilaka, Director (Presidential Social Development) Mr. Nandana Wijesinghe, Brigadier M Mudannayaka, officials of the Presidential Secretariat, senior security forces officials and university officials were present at the occasion.

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