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SF-J Supports National Campaign Planting 50,000 Trees in Jaffna
[Updated :: 2010-11-15 17:00:20 Hours]


Headquarters Security Forces-Jaffna (SF-J) with participation of officers and other ranks serving at all Army formations under the SF-J joined the National Tree Planting Campaign by planting Palmyra, coconut and various kinds of other valuable trees throughout the peninsula Monday (15.11.2010) morning.

Commander SF-J Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe inaugurated the campaign in Jaffna planting a coconut sapling near the SF-J Headquarters Palaly at auspicious time. He was followed by all ranks at the SF-J Headquarters planting 300 coconut plants within the premises.

The main ceremony at Palaly was coincided by planting of nearly 50,000 of various kinds of plants by soldiers in other areas of Jaffna together with civiliansí organizations who collectively contributed their share to the national campaign of planting 1100000 trees island-wide initiated to mark the swearing in of His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa on 19th November for the second term.

Most significantly, to adorn either side of the A-9 road, various kinds of valuable trees were planted today from Elephant Pass to Eluthumaduval, a stretch of 22 km.

To recover the loss and damage incurred to Palmyra cultivation during the recent war, prominence was given to Palmyra during the Jaffna tree planting campaign.


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