Sierra Global’s CSR activities in the newly-liberated areas in north

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Sierra Global Network Private Limited, one of the leading telecommunication infrastructure development and managed services firms, has donated a large number of deck shoes to students in the Vaddakachchi Maha Vidyalaya in Kilinochchi District, which is one of the oldest schools in the district.

There are over 100 students currently studying in Vaddakachchi Maha Vidyalaya, which is located close to the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Iranamadu base camp. This donation has been organised as part of the Iranamadu base camp second year anniversary.

“We are continuing our support to people in the newly-liberated areas as part of our commitment to develop the Northern Province which falls under our company’s CSR programme. In the past we have given number of scholarships, donated school books, school bags and other needy items under the same programme,” said Dr. Arosha Fernando, Director/CEO of Sierra Global, who frequently travels to the Northern Province to monitor the progress of telecommunication expansion projects in the region.

Iranamadu has been a strategic location during the war as LTTE has built an airstrip in the thick jungles of Iranamadu near an irrigation reservoir, when the area was under their control. The air strip is 300m long and 20m wide and is believed to have been used for LTTE training and emergency landings.

This makeshift airstrip is to be turned into an aviation complex under the Government’s post-war reconstruction plans. The proposal is part of the regional development plan for the Northern Province and it will be equipped with a training and research institute as well.