Troops Offer Artificial Limbs to Handicapped People in Kilinochchi
[Feb 09 2017]
Troops under the Security Force Headquarters -
Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) organized one more round of distribution of
artificial limbs among low-income group families in Kilinochchi area
with the support received from the Centre for the Handicapped in
Kundasale on Tuesday (7) at Kilinochchi Harmony Centre on the
instructions of the Commander, Security Forces - Kilinochchi (SF-KLN),
Major General Ajith Kariyakarawana.
The stock of artificial limbs to the value of Rs: 1.6
million was distributed among 30 handicapped civilians in the ceremony
with a view to showing the Army's humanitarian concern for their needs.
This programme launched as another community
assistance project of the SFHQ-KLN, took place in close liaison with
civil authorities and Grama Seva Officials who at first identified the
most wanted before their measurements for artificial limbs were taken in
consultation with medical officers in respective areas.
The distribution ceremony was presided by Major
General Ajith Kariyakarawana, Commander, SF-KLN and Dr. S.S Attanayake,
Prosthetist and Orthotist and his team in the Centre for the Handicapped
in Kundasale who sponsor the project.
Earlier, on 13 September in 2016, the same project was
launched in Kilinochchi and distributed a similar stock of artificial
limbs among handicapped members in low-income group families.
The distribution programme was organized by the 57
Division, together with the 571 Brigade and 5 Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC).
General Officer Commanding - 65 Division, Major
General Sarath Weerawardhana, General Officer Commanding - 57 Division
Brigadier Athula Galagamage, Brigadier General Staff, SFHQ-KLN,
Brigadier Jagath Rathnayake, Director at Kilinochchi District Hospital,
Dr. Jeyarasa, Brigade Commanders of 571 and 573 Brigades, Senior
Officers, Officers and civilians participated in the humanitarian
Courtesy: Army Media Division