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Ongoing Social Welfare Projects of SF-J Extolled
[Updated :: 2010-09-23 15:35:12 Hours]

Genuine effort taken by the Security Forces Headquarters-Jaffna (SF-J) to uplift the living standard of Jaffna people was highly commended by government officials Jaffna at a function held to launch some social projects by the 51 Division at Manipay on Tuesday (21.09.2010).

“I must express my thanks to Jaffna Commander Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe and his officers for their concern on enhancing education, livelihood and nutrition of the families below the poverty line in Jaffna. This is the third function I am attending to witness the welfare projects organized by the Jaffna Security Forces within a short span of time for the local community, ” stated the Assistant Director of the Department of Animal products and Health Jaffna Dr. Mrs. V. Amirthalinigam addressing the gathering present at Manipay Pradeshiya Sabha auditorium.

The function was organized by the 51 Division commanded by Major General Janaka Walgama to distribute 4000 backyard chicks to 400 destitute families in Manipay area. Battalions deployed under the 511, 512 and 513 Brigades contributed to this worthy course on guidance of respective Brigade Commanders.

Statistics being maintained by health authorities Jaffna has revealed that malnutrition prevails among children of families with low income. To back their economy and minimize the malnutrition, Security Forces – Jaffna with directives of Commander SF-J Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe initiated the project to distribute backyard chickens among 6000 families.

51 and 52 Divisions and Forward Maintenance Area - North hitherto have distributed 5300 chicks among 530 needy families.

In addition, a stock of chairs, tables, toys and several other educational items were handed over to the Suthumalai Navalar Pre School by the SF-J Commander during the Tuesday’s function.

51 Division had also arranged another donation of school items to students of Mallakam R.C. College and Uduvil Muruga Moorthi College who joined the Kandy tour last month. Each of them was presented with a CD containing photographs of their Kandy tour as a souvenir.

Students of Manipay Girls’ College added colour to the event performing a traditional dance.

Divisional Secretaries, Education Directors, Senior Officers of the Army and a large crowd of civilians were present.

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