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Sri Lankan students to climb mountain ‘K2’

HE picPresident Maithripala Sirisena made a financial donation to the Kandy Dharmaraja College Scout Group troops who plan to conquer the world’s second highest mountain Karakoram 2 (K2) in Pakistan, at the Presidential Secretariat, today (29th Aug.).


This is the first time that a Sri Lankan Scout Group takes part in climbing the world’s second highest mountain ‘K2’ and for this challenging task the President made a donation of one million rupees.

The Sri Lankan Scout Group is scheduled to leave the country on 31st of August and will take 21 days to climb mountain K2.

The encouragement and support given by the President for the children who are keen to take the pride of Sri Lanka to the world by conquering this kind of challenging tasks, was  commended during this event.



The President handed over the Sri Lankan flag to the Scout Group to plant at the summit of the mountain and he also posed for a photograph with the Scout Group.

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