2500 Coconut Saplings to be planted in Kilinochchi
57 Division troops of the Security Force Headquarters
- Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), launched another mammoth drive to plant 2500
coconut saplings in the Kilinochchi District on Wednesday (1) with the
participation of serving military personal in respective areas in the
The programme was launched to coincide with the
ongoing 'National Food Production Campaign- 2017', declared by HE the
President Maithripala Sirisena.
Under the guidance of Major General Ajith
Kariyakarawana, Commander, Security Forces - Kilinochchi (SF-KLN), the
57 Division Headquarters taking the lead for the project inaugurated the
distribution ceremony on Wednesday (1) at the utility hall of the 57
Division Headquarters under the supervision of Major General Jagath
Gunawardena, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 57 Division. The entire
event was coordinated by the troops of the 17(V) battalion of Gajaba
Symbolizing the distribution of those saplings among
military personal, Major General Jagath Gunawardena, GOC, 57 Division
attended as the Chief Guest for the inaugural ceremony.
Troops of the 57 Division expect to plant 2500 coconut
saplings in the heart of Kilinochchi and surrounding areas while
distributing among all respective Brigades and Battalions under command
to the 57 Division.
Major General Jagath Gunawardane in his brief address
to the troops and the gathering highlighted the importance of the
All Brigade Commanders, Commanding Officers of under
command battalions, Civil Security Department personnel, Mr. Kasun
Rathnayaka, Coconut Development Officer, Mullaittivu District, Mr.
Danujan, Coconut Development Officer, Kilinochchi District and Other
Ranks, representing all formations were present at the inaugural
ceremony in Kilinochchi.
During the event, Mr Kasun Rathnayaka, Coconut
Development Officer, Mullaittivu District conducted a presentation on
'conducting a successful coconut plantation'.
The inauguration of this programme was marked by
holding the 'National Wap Magul Ceremony' recently under the patronage
of President under the theme 'Let's get together and rise- Let's fill
the Granary' near the Thibbotuwawa Tank, Kekirawa.
Courtesy : army.lk
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