Sports School to be established in Puttalam district - Namal | Daily News

Sports School to be established in Puttalam district - Namal

A Sports School will be established in the Puttalam district within the next four years to provide an opportunity for talented students in the district to excel at national and international levels, said Youth and Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa on Wednesday (11).

He also said that a sum of Rs.23 million has initially been allocated for the purpose. Minister Rajapaksa also said that the construction of all playgrounds would be completed in due course. Students would be admitted to sports schools after conducting a talent identification programme.

He was speaking during a meeting at the Puttalam Divisional Secretariat Auditorium on the implementation of the programmes within the district under the Rural Economic Development National Programme implemented through the Prime Minister’s Office with the approval of the Presidential Task Force.

The main objective of this programme is to take the State’s ‘Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour’ mechanism to the village level.

During this meeting, the district officials were educated on the projects that are to be implemented next year in the district under the Social Infrastructure Facilities Committee chaired by Minister Namal Rajapaksa.

Minister Rajapaksa also said that measures are being taken to recruit 300 English teachers to schools in the district. He also said that according to statistics, there is an excess number of teachers in the Kurunegala district while a teacher shortage exists in Puttalam, the issue could be easily solved by altering the regulations related to the teachers in the North Western Provincial Council.

During the meeting, State Minister Sanath Nishantha pointed out that the teacher shortage issue could be solved in the district by conducting a training course for the recently recruited graduates in the Divisional Secretariats in the district, who have so far not been assigned with a duty.

Minister Namal Rajapaksa said that funds would be allocated for the renovation of five dilapidated bridges in the district within the next year.