News1st visits Uma Oya Project area – Makulella College on verge of closure

News1st visits Uma Oya Project area – Makulella College on verge of closure

Written by Bella Dalima

13 Feb, 2015 | 9:55 pm

With reports surfacing that schools are being forced to be closed as a result of the effects of the Uma Oya Multi Purpose Development Project, News 1st visited the area on Friday to investigate these reports.

The Makulella Sinhala College which educates around 120 children, faces closure today.

Thereby, the students are being educated at the village temple and at the community hall.

Classes from Grade 1 to 5 are carried out at the temple while the other classes are carried out the community hall.

Although the distance between the school and the community hall is a mere 500 metres, the distance between the school and the temple is also 1 1/2 kilometres.

During a meeting with representatives of the Uva Province on Thursday ,Wasantha Aluwihare the Deputy Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment, said that until issues related to the project are looked into, work on the Uma Oya Multi-Purpose Project will be suspended.

Views were also expressed on the project at a meeting that took place at the Nawula Samurdhi Bank on Friday.

Please watch report.


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