President opens new headquarters of Sri Lanka Scouts Association

Posted on July 5, 2016

President opens new headquarters of Sri Lanka Scouts Association

President Maithripala Sirisena declared open the newly built headquarters of Sri Lanka Scouts Association at the Chittampalam A Gardiner Mawatha in Colombo, today (22).


The five-story building complex is equipped with all modern facilities. The building was constructed to streamline the administration works of the Sri Lanka Scouts Association.


Addressing the gathering the President said that the government will provide every possible assistance to develop the Scouts Movement in the country. He further said that the greatest movement in this world to create a society where human values are nurtured and protected is the Scouts Movement.


At present, more than 50,000 school students are being engaged in the Scouts Movement and the President suggested to implement a program with the aim of increasing  the number of students to 100,000. The president also urged the officials of the Education Ministry and the school principals to provide the required assistance in this regard.


The President was presented a special memento by the Chief Commissioner of Sri Lanka Scouts -Prof. Nimal de Silva and subsequent to that President Sirisena presented a memento to Prof. Nimal de Silva for his immense contribution to the Scouts Movement in Sri Lanka.


The officials, including the Sri Lanka Scouts Association (SLSA) Chief Commissioner- Mr C Batuwangala, district scout leaders and others participated in the event.

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