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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2965

A New Basketball Court for Kilinochchi Central College

Colombo, 23 December, (

Overcoming a long felt need - a newly constructed modern Basketball court was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Herman Perera to the Kilinochchi Central College during an Inauguration Ceremony held on 21 December 2013.

The new Basketball court is estimated to value Rs. 2.5 Million. The project was implemented by the Harmony Centre at Kilinochchi.

One of the primary objectives of Kilinochchi Security Force Commander Maj Gen Udaya Perera is to uplift the standard of Sports in the Kilinochchi area. In order to achieve this objective, Sports and Entertainment project is included to the Harmony Centre at Kilinochchi to coordinate necessary assistance and to implement plans and projects.

This humanitarian gesture was made possible with the financial assistance of Mr. Herman Perera and troops deployed under Security Force Kilinochchi, who contributed manpower, resources and technical services to construct the Basketball court.

It is noteworthy to mention that Mr. Herman Perera who is the Senior Engineering Consultant and Technical Director at ZEE Engineering - Malaysia is a regular contributor for the Humanitarian assistance rendered to the Kilinochchi Community.

Speaking at the occasion Mr. M. Ravindran Raja, the Principal of Kilinochchi Central College informed that this will not only benefit the School Children at Kilinochchi Central College, but other students as well, since this is the only Basketball Court available in Kilinochchi for practices.

The school children of Kilinochchi now have the total freedom to enjoy their childhood and to improve their talents in sports is a great achievement in the reconciliation process.

An exhibition Basketball game was played to mark the inauguration of the Basketball Court. General Officer Commanding 65 Division Brigadier Ruwan Silva participated for the event representing Security Force Commander Kilinochchi.

The inauguration ceremony was held with the attendance of Principal of Kilinochchi Central College Mr. M. Ravindran Raja and all the staff members of the College, school children and many other senior military officers and guests.

- Asian Tribune -

A New Basketball Court for Kilinochchi Central College
A New Basketball Court for Kilinochchi Central College
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