Flooded school: left with only the clothes they are wearing Flooded school: left with only the clothes they are wearing
Jun 09, 2017

Nothing left for 26,000 Sabaragamuwa schoolchildren Featured

Provincial authorities estimate that school books and uniforms of around 26,000 children in Sabaragamuwa have been destroyed in the recent floods and landslides.

These were the affected out of a total of 350,000 children in the province, who are in need of text and exercise books, bags, educational equipment, shoes, water bottles and everything else, said provincial education ministry secretary Mahinda S. Weerasuriya.

Most of the affected children are from Ratnapura, Nivitigala and Dehiowita areas.

To uplift their morale

Weerasuriya said these children were being given psychological consultancy services to uplift their confidence.

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81 schools lost everything

The floods and landslide left 19 children dead and 81 schools have lost everything in Sabaragamuwa.

Weerasuriya added that the treasury has been asked to provide Rs. 530 million needed to restore the facilities.

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