Sisu Denuma-2017, two-day seminar for O/L students organized by David Pieris Group of Companies in collaboration with Sarasavi Mithuro Organization of the University of Colombo was successfully concluded in Mullaitivu recently.
As part of the social welfare programme sponsored by the David Pieris Group, two seminars specially focused on science and mathematics were held at Puthukudiyiruppu Central College and Vidyananda College in Mullaitivu.
This recently concluded seminar was attended by 1,000 students.
During the seminars, the lecturers impressed upon the students the need to ensure legible handwriting, the importance of correctly stating the index number, the method to be used in answering questions and a host of other important aspects that would aid in success at the examination without just being limited to a discussion of past question papers as is the norm for such seminars. Students were instructed on how to correctly apply the knowledge gained to achieve success at examinations as well as on how to apply the knowledge for their benefit in the future.
The David Pieris Group provided all facilities for students at the seminar including a booklet of past papers with answers, stationery and other school equipment.
“We are very happy that we have been able to conduct a comprehensive seminar for O/L students at Puthukudiyiruppu Central College and Vidyananda College in Mullaitivu,” said David Pieris Group Social Welfare Committee Chairman and DPMC General Manager Jayantha Ratnayake.
“Knowledge alone is insufficient for a booming life. It is very important to know how to put that knowledge to practical use and to have a positive attitude to that end,” he said, adding that it was their intention to commit to more such programmes for the benefit of the country’s children in the future as well.
Ratnayake thanked Sarasavi Mithuro Organisation of University of Colombo, Zonal Education Director of Mullaitivu, Mullaitivu and Puthukudiyirippu Divisional Secretaries, Senior Superintendent of Police and Mullaitivu and Mulliyawalai Police stations, Army, Principals, staff of the schools, students and their parents for their support.
Civil Affairs Coordinator of Security Forces Headquarters Mullaitivu Lt. Col. Asela Obeysekera, Maj. G.L.A. Gunasiri of 591 Brigage, Mullaitivu SP Wasantha Kandewatte, Mullaitivu Zonal Education Director Umanidi Puwanarajah, Deputy Education Director Jayanathen Thevadas, Principal of Vidyananda College P.K. Sivalingam, Secretary of the Sarasavi Mithuro Organisation P. Ranathunga, Deputy Chairman Chithral Jayawarna and representatives and officials from the David Pieris Group participated at the occasion.
In addition to educational programmes, David Pieris Group’s Social Welfare Committee has recently donated fully equipped houses for low income families, medical equipment to hospitals, financial assistance for those who suffer from critical illnesses, financial assistance for disable people, public transport facilities in rural areas as well as several programmes for uplift the women and training them in entrepreneurship.