Wednesday, January 10, 2007

New Students for Ampara Nursing School

On the directive of His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapakse's Mahinda Chintana, 123 students (57 from Ampara District and 66 from Monaragala District) were recently admitted to the Ampara Nursing School to be trained as nurses.

A function, presided over by the principal of the Nursing School Wimala Surendra, was held at the Ampara General Hospital to mark the distribution of letters of admission to students and speeches were given by several important guests.
Shantha Premartne, the District Organiser of the ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party, was the Chief Guest at the function and, along with other special guests, handed over admission letters to the third batch new recruits. He thanked His Excellency the President for providing the opportunity of a nursing career to educated female youths from remote areas.

Other special guests included Wimalaweera Dissanayake, Former Member of Parliament and SLFP organiser; Sarath Desapriya, Mayor - Ampara Municipal Council; Dr. Thilake Jayasinghe, Medical Superintendent - Ampara General Hospital; Mrs. KDG Kumarasinghe, Senior Tutor; and B.P. Peramuna, Assistant Superintendent of Police.

"Serving as nurses in a hospital is a noble profession and should be performed with humanity and great care", Mr. Prematne said in his address to the recruits. He further stated that "a nurse should not look at patients with differences such as race, religion, caste, or creed, but with affection and humanity".