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Champianpattu Civilians Get Christmas Gifts from Army
[Updated :: 2010-12-22 09:03:13 Hours]

As the whole of Jaffna is getting ready to welcome the merriment of Christmas 2010, Commander Security Forces Jaffna (SF-J) Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe accompanied by his senior ground commanders of the 55 Division took Christmas gifts to recently-resettled civilians in Champianpattu area.

A large number of displaced families were sent to their former homesteads in Maruthankerny, Mamunai, Champianpattu north and Champianpattu south within last few months after Army Engineers and foreign de-mining agencies cleared the land of LTTE mines.

To make the oncoming Christmas happier and more joyous one for those civilians, majority Catholics whose main occupation is fishing, Commander SF-J Maj. Gen. Mahinda Hathurusinghe distributed parcels of dry ration including rice, grain, sugar and spices etc. to a cross section of families from all Grama Niladhari Divisions. A function in this regard was held at J / Champianpattu Roman Catholic Tamil Mixed (RCTM) School on Saturday (18.12.2010). Commander SF-J did not forget to speak to the crowd of over 250 civilians present at RCTM School and to wish them Merry Christmas. On the same occasion, to encourage children there for education, twenty students selected from needy families received schools bags and exercise books from the Army for the new school term in 2011.

General Officer Commanding Brigadier Sudath Perera, Commander 551 Brigade Lieutenant Colonel Sumith Premalal and of Battalion Commanders serving in the area attended the function.

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