BUREAU OF THE COMMISSIONER GENERAL OF REHABILITATION
"MINISTRY OF PRISON REFORMS,REHABILITATION, RESETTLEMENT AND HINDU RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS"

Education Tour- Protective Accommodation and Rehabilitation Centre Poonthottam,Vavuniya


The rehabilitees presently undergoing rehabilitation at Protective Accommodation and Rehabilitation Centre Poonthottam,Vavuniya were not exposed to socio cultural environment of any society to understand its dimensions. In order to engage them with the civil society and to experience the outer extremes of different communities, and to increase mutual understanding a tour was organized to visit the important places in South. Having experienced the bitterness of war filled with hatred, now they experience the peace filled with Joy.

The friendship tour to Colombo was organized for the rehabilitees at Protective Accommodation and Rehabilitation Centre Poonthottam,Vavuniya. It started on 6th April 2017 and ended on 12th April 2017.

The route of the journey is Vavuniya–Colombo–Vavuniya

Day 1

Rehabilitees and Staff watched T20 Match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at the R. Premadasa Stadium on 06th April 2017.
Day 2
Rehabilitees got an opportunity to visit Coca-Cola Company, DSL Pvt Ltd in Biyagama, Free Trade Zone, where they were educated on preparation, quality control, packing, marketing and distribution of Coca-Cola in Sri Lanka.
Day 3
Afterwards they had an opportunity to visit World Trade Center and Colombo Harbour on 08th April. Same day they have participated in a musical therophy programme, which was conducted by Music Director Mr.K.Pradeep Bogahawatta.
Day 4
Staff and Rehabilitees offered their prayers to Lord Shiva at Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil on 09th April 2017. Thereafter they had an opportunity to visit Colombo Museum as well.
Day 5
Staff and rehabilitees visited Ape Gama, Dehiwala Zoo and Galle Face on 10th April 2017
Day 6
Finally they have participated in New Year Celebrations along with their brother centers at Malay Cricket Grounds-Slave Island on 11th April 2017 and received an opportunity to visit Sri Lanka Export Development board on same day.
Day 7
Staff and Rehabilitees departure to Protective Accommodation and Rehabilitation Centre Poonthottam,Vavuniya with more cherishable memories.