|Jaffna to host industrial and educational exhibition|
|Monday, 15 December 2008|
12 December 2008
The Security Forces announced a major initiative designed to bring real and enduring peace to the country yesterday. For over two decades, fighting has severely affected the lives of the people of Jaffna. Children have suffered the most, being deprived of opportunities to develop their skills and having limited employment prospects in an economy struggling to keep afloat. Jaffna Commander of the Security Forces, Maj. Gen. G.A. Chandrasiri, declared his intention to help address some of these problems by organising an industrial and educational exhibition later this month, with the support of the Peace Secretariat.
The event will take place from December 27th to 29th.
Leading businesses in Colombo have offered their full support to the initiative of the Security Forces in aid of the people of Jaffna. Many of them have offered to sponsor various parts of the event as well as participating in it themselves.
North Star Competition
There will also be a carnival and musical show. Jaffna audiences will once again be able to witness a live show, with ‘Seeduwa Sakura’, the Sri Lanka Army Band No. 1, and a number of local groups performing on an open stage. Leading Tamil singers from both Colombo and Jaffna will treat the audience to both classical and rock music. Carnival rides such as the ‘Merry go Round’, ‘Stunt Riders in Death Well’, ‘Jets’ and ‘Happy Train’ will also be set up for the benefit of the Jaffna children.
The Security Forces have previously organised a number of very successful events in Jaffna, including the 'Trade Fair' of April 2008 and the 'Reawakening Jaffna Musical Show' of May 2008. As Jaffna becomes more peaceful with every day that passes, so new opportunities come up for the people to fulfil their needs and work towards the return of the prosperity and glory of past years.
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