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e-Village Pilots on an overseas tour

With the intention of promoting the use of IT in the rural areas
of the country Of Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Education, in collaboration with
the Presidential Secretariat launched a pilot e-Village Programme,
‘Secondary Education Modernization Project II’ (SEMP II), and
funded by the Asian Development Bank.
The programme comprising many activities was, initially launched
in the Sabaragamuwa, Uva, Central, Wayaba and Southern provinces.

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They are arivan to the  India. 
 In order to further enhance the quality of project outputs, the
managers of the five pilot projects have been given the opportunity
to attend a workshop held in Baramathi, India.

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Baramathi Institiut in India.
The workshop on ICT and Development that commenced on the23rd
March will conclude on the 26th.

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In the conforance.
It is expected that the experience gained from this exposure will
enable the managers acquire skills that can contribute to the extension
 and expansion of the services provided to the beneficiaries through the
respective projects. The knowledge gained will also help in ensuring the
future sustainability of the projects.

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Dahamana Maha Vidyalaya: How It All Began……

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     At a time when the village lacked a school to serve the needs of the children, the village leaders led by Rev.
  Panane Wimalawansa thero, gave leadership to a move to accomplish this task.

  Overcoming many difficulties the initiative was taken to build a school in Dahamana a few miles from
  Balangoda town on a plot of land donated by W.A. Punchi Mahathmaya.

  When the school officially commenced on February 24, 1949 it only had a cadjan hut, but today a good
  mix of old and modern buildings blend together to add glamour and splendour to the School. 

  In its 57th year of function the school now serves not only the children of Dahamana but also those
  from neighbouring villages.

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The Water-Springs of Imbulamura

dvc00319.jpgImbulamura is situated in the Ratnapura district in the Balangoda division.
This village is very prosperous and self-sufficient in agriculture. The springs,
 nature’s gift to the area, is an asset to the village. As a result, when compared
with her neighbours, Imbulamura stands out as a very special place.

The water of the springs is warmer than normal water. This water has plenty of
 minerals causing it to be very brackish and unpalatable. Yet, it is not harmful
for human consumption. People use this water for drinking as well as agricultural
purposes.

img.jpgThis warm mineral water comes with high pressure through the cracks on the
surface of the earth. We can see it like white bubbles. During the rainy and dry
season the water level remains the same.

It is believed that in ancient times that there was only one large spring in the village.
 According to belief, water used to gush out causing conches (type of sea snail) to
appear with it. These conches had destroyed the paddy. As a result helpless farmers
 had faced many difficulties.

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 to ram it into the large spring causing the springs to disappear. But as a result of that
several springs have resurfaced in different locations like Imbulamura, Agalekumbura
and Gadakumbura. As a result of that the farmers were able to cultivate their crops once
again. 

The water running down from these springs has joined to form the beautifully cascading
 ‘Diyawini Elle’ water fall.

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