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Virtusa takes IT to the Veddahs

US-based Virtusa Corp, founded by a Sri Lankan couple, is taking IT education to the Veddah tribes at Dambana. In celebration of World Indigenous People’s day, Virtusa donated a fully equipped computer lab to the Dambana Primary School, under the patronage of tribal leader Uruvarige Vannilaththga and his two sons, the company announced.

This contribution was made with the aim of taking IT education to Sri Lanka’s remotest areas, in a move to provide its children with the knowledge and infrastructure, to keep them up to date in a fast paced I.T world.

Principal of the Dambana Primary School, Rohitha Pushpakumara expressed his gratitude on accepting the gateway to IT for his pupils; “Today’s curriculums insist on IT knowledge and our children have been deprived of such facilities for a long time…we made a request from various institutions for assistance, but it was Virtusa which responded and acted speedily in meeting our demands… we remain grateful for the opportunity, Mr. Pushpakumara said in a statement.

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