Army provides relief to Jaffna residents
A project to
provide relief to people facing
water shortages in the Jaffna
Peninsula has been mooted by the
Sri Lanka Army in Jaffna.
According to Army media, the
project initiated by the troops
of Security Force Headquarters -Jaffna
(SFHQ-J) got off the ground last
month (26th September) covering
the Navatkuli and Kovilkandi
The prevailing dry weather has resulted in people
living in several parts of the Peninsula facing drinking water
shortages. In order to provide much needed water, troops have placed
water storage tanks in several locations and are continuing to supply
water using water bowsers. This social responsibility initiative of the
Army has benefitted more than 10,000 people in the region.
Meanwhile, students of Atchuvely Saraswathi Vidyalaya
in Jaffna were presented with a stock of school stationeries and 10
bicycles at a ceremony facilitated by the Army on Sunday (01st October).
The donation worth Rs. 1.7 million was sponsored by the Old Boys'
Association of D.S Senanayake College, Colombo. The stock of goods also
included paint, 10 electric fans, sports items, musical instruments and
5 desktop computers.
The ceremony was attended by Commander, Security
Forces- Jaffna (SF-J), Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, OBA members
of D.S. Senanayake College, senior military and police officers,
education authorities, school staff and students.