Written by Tharushan Fernando
20 Feb, 2016 | 9:07 pm
The ninth National Scout Jamboree organised by the Sri Lanka Scout Association will commence in Jaffna on Sunday.
This is the first time a National Jamboree is being held in Northern Province, and will be held until the 25th.
The setting up of camps commenced on Saturday.Approximately, 9125 Scouts from eleven countries are expected to take part in the Jamboree. The Scout Jamboree will be declared opened by President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday evening.
Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs of Nepal, Narayan Swami who will also take part in the Jamboree , arrived in the country on Saturday morning.
Chief Commissioner of Sri Lanka Scouts Association, Prof. Nimal De Silva stated that the theme of the event is Friendship and Understanding, in line with current day activities. And it will be significant to Sri Lanka because around 10,000 scouts will take part in this endeavour and will be the largest educational co-ordination event.
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