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