School in Lanka`s war battered Puthukkudiyiruppu reopens

A govt school in the war battered Puthukkudiyiruppu, the scene of gruesome battle between the Sri Lankan security forces and the LTTE last year, has reopened.

Colombo: A government school in the war
battered Puthukkudiyiruppu, the scene of gruesome battle
between the Sri Lankan security forces and the LTTE last year,
has reopened, the government said on Monday.

The school at Puthukkudiyiruppu in Mullaitivu district
was retaken in the humanitarian operation one year ago.

"The people who were rescued from the grip of LTTE are
being continuously provided relief and the school in the
Puthukkudiyiruppu Village has also been re-opened," it said.

Lt Col G D Sooriyabandara said that the school was
previously used by the the tiger rebels as an administration
centre.

He also recalled that "children were forcibly taken
away from the school for conscription".

In January this year, several schools in the
Kilinochchi district were reopened after a gap of 15 months
since the outbreak of fighting in the final phase of the war.

PTI

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