Naval Pre-schools’ Annual Concert – 2015
The annual concert of the Naval Pre-schools of SLNS Gamunu, SLNS Tissa and SLNS Dakshina were held at the SLNS Parakrama auditorium on 06th December 2015. Mrs. Chathurika Sirisena, the daughter of His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
The concert was organized under the guidance of the President of the Navy Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Yamuna Wijegunaratne. The Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, the Chief of Staff of the Navy, Rear Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe, the Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Jayantha De Silva, senior naval officers of the Naval Headquarters and the Western Naval Command, senior members of the Navy Seva Vanitha Unit and parents of the students were also present on the occasion.
The colourful concert organized to showcase the students’ talents captivated the audience winning high praise from all those who were present. Mrs. Chathurika Sirisena gave away gifts to the students in appreciation of their talents and presenting a wonderful concert. Trophies were presented to 03 Naval Pre-school students representing the Southern Naval Area, the Eastern Naval Area and the Western Naval Area respectively in recognition of their exceptional performances. Interest-free loans, each worth hundred thousand rupees were also awarded to five selected naval personnel under the NSVU welfare project.
Naval Pre-schools are run by the Navy Seva Vanitha Unit for the benefit of the children of naval personnel. They provide educational instructions in both Sinhala and English to children who are aged between 3 and 5 years.