A swimming pool worth Rs. 70m. for De Mazenod
SWIMMING: De Mazenod College, Kandana, a leading La Sallian
Institution in the outskirts of Colombo, will launch one of their
biggest projects in their 78 year long history by laying the foundation
stone for a swimming pool of international standards on May 15, 2009 at
Kandana at 10.30 am.
One of the country's most successful business tycoons Harry
Jayawardena, a distinguished old boy of De Mazenod, will lay the
foundation stone and unveil a plaque to commemorate the occasion. The
project will cost around Rs. 70 million.
A swimming pool has been a long felt need for the Kandana school
which has produced many sportsmen. Present day Test cricketers Dilhara
Fernando, Dammika Prasad and the current national football captain
Chatura Maduranga to name a few are past pupils of the school.
Although the school has some outstanding achievements in sports,it
still lacks the facilities for the sportsmen. The building of the pool,
will enhance and provide more opportunities, not only for the
Mazenodians, but to the other schools in the Gampaha district who are
not fortunate enough to possess a swimming pool of their own.
The management of the OBA of De Mazenod, headed by the Director Rev.
Bro. Bertram Perera, is the driving force of this massive project.
Old boys are cordially invited to be a part of this project, and
anyone who is willing to help to make it a reality should contact the
secretary of the OBA Dr. Sunimal Jayakody (Tel. 0777-322577).
De Mazenod College contact details: Telephone. 0112236295/0112233287.
Fax. 0112231356. E.Mail. [email protected] website.