'Jayasikurui' affects 15000 school children - union
| Date: 19981009
At least 70 schools in the Vanni region have been either destroyed or closed down due to the Sri Lanka Army (SLA)'s ongoing 'Operation Jayasikurui', said the teachers union in Karathuraippattu, Kilinochchi district.
Fifteen thousand school children are unable to attend school as a result, said the union in a press statement.
The statement further said a large number of children had become refugees due to the military operation and that they have missed their opportunity to receive education.
The statement, which was issued in connection with International Teachers' Day, appealed to teachers in the district to render their service for the sake of these children's future.