Virtusa sponsors Digital Learning Centre in Vavuniya for ex-combatants

Virtusa Corporation announced that the company sponsored a state of the art Digital Learning Centre in Pompamadu, Vavuniya, in order to assist the task of rehabilitating and reintegrating ex-combatants in to civil society.

The fully fledged training centre was officially declared open by President Mahinda Rajapaksa at an inaugural ceremony in the presence of several Ministers, as well as the Secretary to the President, Lalith Weeratunga, Army Chief of Staff, Major General Daya Ratnayake, Inspector General of Police, Mahinda Balasuriya and Northern Province Governor, Major General G. A. Chandrasiri, along with all Divisional Heads of the Army.

Brigadier Sudantha Ranasinghe, RWP RSP PSc MSc, Commissioner General Rehabilitation, acknowledged, "The commitment displayed by the Virtusa team towards the national venture to expedite the rehabilitation process for the youth is greatly appreciated. This helps enhance the reintegration of the ex-combatants, assisting in releasing them as civilians back to society. We are very thankful for the unstinted support extended towards this rich initiative."

The Digital Learning Centre is intended to provide education and training for ex-combatants. In addition, a curriculum is being designed to carry out IT education programmes for different levels of the IT experience. The Learning Centre includes state of the art equipment and the network infrastructure to provide the rehabilitees every opportunity to utilise IT to better their vocational skills. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Madu Ratnayake, the General Manager of Virtusa Corporation, stated, "Creating an integrated society is key for lasting peace and economic prosperity in our country. We believe that each one of us has a responsibility to make the process of integration a success. We are glad to be able to make a contribution toward this end. We will continue our efforts to support the mission of the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation."

(Courtesy – Daily mirror)