Duchess visits CMC Child Resource Centre


The Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker, being escorted by City Mayor A. J. M. Muzammil, Deputy Mayor, Titus Perera, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Pradeep Kariyawasam, Secretary to the Mayor Shazna Muzammil and several other members of the CMC during her visit to the children’s Resource Centre at Nagaswatte, Kirulapone.

The Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles, visited the Colombo Municipal Council’s Child Resource Centre at Nagaswatte, Kirulapone on Saturday (16).

She was received by the Mayor of Colombo, A. J. M. Muzammil, Deputy Mayor Titus Perera, Municipal Commissioner Badrani Jayawardena, and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pradeep Kariyawasam.

The Chief Medical Officer explained to the Duchess the activities carried out at the centre by his department such as teaching languages, mathematics, music, dancing, computer, art, basketball and several other educational activities.

The Duchess addressed the children at the library getting them to read. She then visited the nursery run by the CMC and was treated to a dance performance by the children. The Chief Medical Officer then showed her the computer and art classes where she sat with the children to watch them paint. The Duchess also drew a horse much to the delight of the children.

Members of the NGOs - Rotary Club of Colombo, Zonta club, AFICS and the director of Siddhalepa Group and others who actively participate in the Centre’s activities were then introduced along with the Deputies of the Public Health Department and its volunteers to the Duchess.

The Mayor informed her that the centre was a gift to CMC by the people of Leeds city in UK and he was delighted to have her as the first distinguished guest to visit the centre. He also mentioned the work done by the Public Health Department in providing services to the children of the area. The Duchess thanked the teachers for their services. (DJ)

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