Hon. G. L. Peiris Minister of Education inaugurated the Cub Scouting for Everyone Project today ( 20- 2 – 2021) at the Hilton Hotel. Welcome Address was delivered by Mrs. Wathsala Wijewickrema, Asst. Chief Commissioner (Cubs) and Project Leader. Mr. Merrille Goonetilleke, President of Sri Lanka Scout Council, Deputy Chief Commissioner and World Scout Committee Member Mr. Janaprith Fernando addressed the gathering. Chief Commissioner Major Gen Milinda Peiris briefly described the project and requested. The support of the Education Ministry to develop scouting.
Minister of Education Hon. G. L. Peiris spoke on the importance of scout movement under the present circumstances and offered his fullest support to develop the Scout Movement in Sri Lanka. 16 Cub Scouts who scored 195 marks and above at the Grade 5 Scholarship Exam were also felicitated. Vote of Thanks was delivered by Ms. Rohini Wijeratne, Project Secretary. The project is funded by APR jointly with Sri Lanka Scout Association under the Messengers of Peace Program of the World Organisation of the Scout Movement.