New houses presented to naval War Hero families
[October 28 2018]
Two brand new
houses constructed under the 'Api
Wenuwen Api' project and the 'Weera
Sebala Foundation' of the
Ministry of Defence were
presented to two naval War Hero
Accordingly, one of the two houses was presented to
the family of Leading Diver KAC Kumara of the Sri Lanka Navy who had
died while performing duties. The house built at Upuldeniya in
Galenbindunuwewa was presented to the wife of the late War Hero.
Leading Diver Kumara had lost his life whilst engaging
in clearance operation diving duties in the Nagadeepa tank in
Mahiyangana on 07th April 2017.
Disable sailor, Able Seaman RGK Wickramasinghe was the
recipient of the other house built in Pamunawatta, Kolonna in Ratnapura.
The sailor was injured during a terrorist attack on 23rd February 1999.
Both houses were presented to the beneficiary families during two simple
ceremonies on Thursday (25 October).
The house constructed at Galenbindunuwewa was built
with funds from 'Api Wenuwen Api' project (Rs. 750,000.00) and the Sri
Lanka Navy Welfare Fund (Rs. 1,089,464.00) while the house in Ratnapura
was completed with funds provided by the 'Weera Sebala Foundation' (Rs.
1,200,000.00). Both houses were constructed utilizing naval expertise