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“Jaffna Soldiers now Fighting a Different War to Ensure Wellbeing of Civilians” – GA Jaffna
[Updated :: 2010-10-11 18:51:03 Hours]

“Soldiers who fought terrorism those days are fighting another battle today to ensure wellbeing of war-affected civilians and we must be thankful to Jaffna Commander and his soldiers for their noble effort in this regard,” said the District Secretary and Government Agent Jaffna Mrs. Emelda Sukumar attending a function organized to hand over wheelchairs and artificial limbs to physically handicapped civilians on Saturday, 9th October 2010.

The donation was arranged by the Civil Affairs Office of the 511 Brigade with sponsorship of Kandy-based charitable firm “Centre for Handicapped”. A ceremony to hand over the donation of 57 modern wheelchairs and 114 artificial limbs worth over Rs. 5 million to recipients took place at the Kopay Government Teachers’ College Saturday afternoon.

One hundred and sixty six civilians including children and elderly men and women with different physical disabilities received wheelchairs and artificial limbs from Commander Security Forces Headquarters Jaffna Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Government Agent Jaffna Mrs. Emelda Sukumar, General Officer Commanding 51 Division Major General Janaka Walgama, Commander 511 Brigade Colonel Keerthi Costa, Chairman Centre for Handicapped Mr. Shamal Pieris and some invitees.

Senior officers of the SF-J, Civil Affairs Officer 511 Brigade Lieutenant Colonel D.S. Abegunasekara who coordinated the donastion, officers of the donor organization, principal Teachers’ College Mr. V.K. Kanapathi Pille, a large crowd of government officials and civilians were present on the occasion.

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