We came across this school thanks to Jon Ashworth who also runs an NGO in Sri Lanka. 

He has close links with the school and gave us the funding to build some teachers quarters towards the end of 2008.

It’s very common for teachers to be posted hundreds of miles away from their hometowns and most schools have quarters of some kind or other. 

The government also likes having teachers permanently on the premises as it helps to keep the schools secure.