Prime Minister visits SOS Children's Village in Nuwara Eliya

Prime Minister visits SOS Children's Village in Nuwara Eliya

While the festivities of the Christmas Season was getting stronger, SOS Children’s Village in Nuwara Eliya had a surprise visitor on the 25th of December 2017.  The couple who decided to spend their Christmas Holiday surrounded by love and laughter were none other than the Honourable Prime Minister of Sri Lanka ,Mr. Ranil Wickramasighe and his gracious wife Mrs. Maithree Wickramasighe   
 
This personal visit by the Hon.Prime Minister and Mrs. Wickremasighne was mainly to meet the children living at the SOS Children’s Village in Nuwara Eliya and look in to their well-being .Two of our children greeted them at the gates and ushered them to the village. Children from the age of 4  to over 19 took part in the dancing and singing that took place to show case their talents. After the entertaining activities, Hon Prime Miniter and his wife distributed Christmas gifts to the children who were present. He was indeed surprised when a pencil sketch portrait done by some of the children was presented as a Christmas gift. Visiting a family house , the Prime Minister was amazed with the quality of care the children receive and the concept of SOS Children’s Villages.  
 
Hon. Prime Minister , Mr Ranil Wickremasighne , in his remarks noted:
“I am delighted to be here and witness the love and the care received by the children.The dedicated service rendered by the SOS Children’s Village in Nuwara Eliya is an outstanding example and service to fellow men. I must congratulate the Manager, the SOS mothers and the staff for their dedication and commitment to the SOS Family .Sharing my personal time with children was truly joyful ”
 
When the visit was drawing to a close, the children requested for a photograph with the Prime Minister and he graciously posed for a group photograph with the children along with his wife. It was indeed a joyous Christmas for the children under the SOS banner 
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