on 17th January 2014 , on behalf of his grandson Deshan Hewavidana , Mr Sirisena Gamage donated brand new pairs of shoes and socks to all the new children of Grade 1 at Ulllala Maha Vidyalakya Kamburupitiya . The money for this wonderful gesture was raised by Deshan and his friends at his former school Norton Knatchbull in Ashford ,Kent .
.Mr Sirisena Gamage, and all other VIPs were garlanded at the school gate and was taken to the hall by the school band amid the cheers and applause of children and the parents . In his speech Mr Gamage praised his grandson and said it was a joy to see that Ullala school which was founded by Devsiri’s father Late Mr D C Hewavidana had been benefited by the philanthropy of three generations of his Family. He assured the children that Deshan, now a first year undergraduate at Warwick University would continue raise funds to help the school further. The school then staged a beautiful concert where children in very colourful costumes performed cultural dances , and sang songs . There were many speeches from the dignitaries and staff members
In his Thank You speech the principal expressed his utmost gratitude to Hewavidana family for the amazing presents the school had just received. He thanked UKFG for their continuing support for the school .At the end of the ceremony, all the guest and children were treated to Ice Cream.
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