President opens children’s village built with Canadian donations

July 11, Netolpitiya: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday (10) ceremonially opened the Canadapura Children’s Village built at Netolpitiya in Godigamuwa of Southern Province.

The Children’s Village was made possible by donations from the Chief Prelate of Canada Venerable Wijayasiripura Pannnasara Thera, expatriate Sri Lankans in Canada, and Canadians.

At the occasion the President presented the grant bestowing the position of Chief Sanga Nayaka of Canada and Sasanabhiwurdhi honors on Venerable Wijayasiripura Pannnasara Thera.

Minister of Disaster Management Mahinda Amaraweera and Canada’s Deputy High Commissioner Fred Jacques are also pictured here.

(Photo by Nalin Hewapathirana)

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