Won’t Let Anyone Disturb Peace in Jaffna”-Says Jaffna Commander
Distributing Rs. 1.2 million Worth Donation to Chava Civilians
[Updated :: 2011-01-30
“Security Forces and Police based in Jaffna won’t let any gang or
individual disturb the day to day life of peace-loving people in
Jaffna and do not tolerate any breach of law within the peninsula”,
reiterated Commander Security Forces – Jaffna (SF-J) Major General
Mahinda Hathurusinghe addressing a large gathering of Army personnel
and civilians in Chavakachcheri on Saturday (29.01.2011).
Commander SF-J who was the Chief Guest of the function held at Chavakachcheri
Cultural Centre further said that the era of fear and suspicion
is gone and Jaffna people had enough suffering for decades. “People
in Jaffna once spent sleepless nights. Fall of artillery and mortar
shells did not allow our students to learn. With unwavering leadership
of His Excellency the President and the dedication of Security Forces,
we could bring that era of terror to an end. People must get its
dividends. They should any further not undergo pain. All measures
have already been taken to curb violence in the peninsula”, Commander
The ceremony was organized by the 523 Brigade at Nunavil commanded
by Brigadier Prabhath Dematampitiya to hand over donations worth
over Rs. 1.3 million to destitute families in the 523 Brigade area.
During this civic-oriented welfare project, one hundred students
received parcels of exercise books, pens and pencils. In support
of the backyard poultry project initiated by the Jaffna Commander
to alleviates malnutrition among children, 100 chicks were distributed
among ten selected families. On the same occasion, 1035 coconut
plants of high breed were given away to 345 families which could
help the economy of them and the country in the long run.
Meanwhile, with sponsorship of Maharaja TV and Maharaja Radio (Pvt)
Company 523 Brigade arranged a donation of 50 new push bicycles
to needy persons.
In addition, 50 CDMA telephones were distributed among 50 families
which are in need of communication facility but not in a position
to purchase a telephone. The Suntel (Pvt) Company sponsored the
Religious leaders, Hon. Member of Parliament Mr. Sri Ranga, General
Officer Commanding 52 Division Brig. Anura Sudhasinghe, Senior officials
of the Suntel and Maharaja Companies, Divisional Secretaries in
the area, senior government officials, community leaders and a large
crowd of civilians were present on the occasion.