ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 45

Rotary village for Pottuvil community

The keys to the 'Rotary Village' consisting of 46 houses and a community centre cum medical centre built at a cost of Rs. 50 million in Sengamam, Pottuvil were handed over to the community on April 2 by Minister Ferial Ashraff and the Rotary Club of Colombo.

The Rotary Village is a three-district, three-country project -- 9450 Western Australia, RAWCS, Western Australia, Rotary Vectis Village, District 1110 UK, Rebuild Sri Lanka and the Rotary Club of Colombo.

Current Rotary President Mike Masilamani drew attention to the mango tree planted by the Rotarians in front of each house as a symbol of the hope and wishes of Rotary, that this village will grow and prosper.

A special award from Rotary District 9450 Western Australia was presented to Rotary Past President Asgi Akbarally in recognition of his tireless efforts to make the village a reality.

Pictures show Minister Ferial Ashraff cutting the red ribbon to declare open the village, with current Rotary President Mike Masilamani looking on and some of the houses.

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