A fifteen-year-old student of the Vavuniya National College had drowned last afternoon at the Jaffna Central College swimming pool, the Police said.
The victim was staying at the Jaffna Central College hostel due to an impending inter school dancing completion which was to be held in Jaffna. The student had decided to visit the Pool at around 1.00 PM on Saturday and had drowned thereafter.
Jaffna kids have been good sportsmen in the past. It is good to see they are getting back. However, safety should not be compromised. If not proper Life Guards, the school should try to keep a watcher who can at least throw a life buoy. We may not be able to have everything at once, but starting somewhere is better than lamenting about what we do not have.
I think a good cricket stadium should also be created and promote games from school level up to international level. Though we lost money on the last two stadia, this is an investment in the kids, so worthwhile the expenditure.
Can some big companise - individually or collectively - get this done please?
huna Sunday, 03 June 2012 05:11 PM
yes yes im sure this is also part of the genocide plan of the GOSL
Noor Sunday, 03 June 2012 08:50 AM
Poor college, having swimming pool but no life guard? why people are not thinking the basic safety systems???
Ram uk Sunday, 03 June 2012 09:15 AM
As an old boy I will tell you y,this was build in a hurry to show off for opening by govt, there is no thinking behind it as usual from SL officials. As a OBA uk our priorities are not lavish swimming pool but basic help but in a way we feel sad and responsible as well.
Nihal Sunday, 03 June 2012 09:49 AM
Unacceptable! no one to keep an eye when there is someone in the pool
Anura Sunday, 03 June 2012 10:21 AM
Mr Ram, why don't you mention that this pool located in a high security area and SLA also behind this. When school children visit a place like this they should be under the supervision of teacher. That where you have to Questions Mr Ram " Typical Dravidian ideology " Me, Myself, I and I am correct
Rajan Sunday, 03 June 2012 10:24 AM
Neither the school or the Jaffna people asked a swiming pool in the school. Government built this with hidden agenda. I feel sorry for the lad and his family.
wimala Monday, 04 June 2012 06:58 AM
Why shouldn't students in the North have swimming pools just because of 1 accident you want to deprive all other children from a chance to lear to swim?
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