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Defence Secretary rewards winners of Year Five Scholarship

Secretary of Defence Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa awarded monetary rewards to 07 students who had passed the 2011 Year Five Scholarship examination at a function held at SLN Dockyard in Trincomalee on 23rd September 2011. Among the students who belonged to Tissa Vidyalaya, which is located inside the SLN Dockyard premises and functions under SLN patronage, was a student who had scored the highest marks for the Trincomalee district. He was presented with Rs. 50,000/= given by the Commander of the Navy in appreciation of his exceptional achievement.

Secretary of Defence declared open the newly-built Naval Institution at the SLN Dockyard on the same day. Constructed in accordance with the Secretary of Defence’ concept of providing better and more attractive recreational facilities for Service personnel, the venue offers a scenic setting for naval personnel and their families to enjoy their holidays and week-ends. The institution had been built by SLN civil engineering personnel utilizing existing resources, thus saving over 5 million rupees from the estimate cost of construction.

Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake, Commander Eastern Naval Area Rear Admiral Jayanath Colombage and Senior Naval Officers attached to NHQ and Eastern Naval Command were also present on the occasion.