The First University Graduate In 200 Years In One Of Sri Lanka’s Poorest Communities

His entire village celebrated and gave him a crown, after Narayan Punniyaselvan (25) graduated from the University of Colombo in December 2022. 

He is the first university graduate from this tea plantation workers’ community in Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya — and for the 600 families in his community, living in abject poverty without access to many facilities, this was an exceptional achievement.

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