Donates Cows to Jaffna Milk Farmers on Maha Shiva Rathri Day
[Updated :: 2011-03-02
Commander Security Forces – Jaffna (SF-J) Major General Mahinda
Hathurusinghe stated that Army has been able to get the support
of donor organizations and individuals from the south in the Army’s
effort to improve living standard of needy families in Jaffna. Maj.
Gen. Hathurusinghe expressed these ideas on Wednesday (02.03.2011)
attending another CIMIC (Civil Military Coordination) project to
hand over cows to poor milk farmers in the peninsula.
Army troops by now have launched many civic-oriented welfare projects
to assist destitute families by way of constructing houses, offering
scholarships and giving various types of donations.
Wednesday’s function organized by Jaffna Civil Affairs and Public
Relations Office to coincide the Maha Shiva Rathri Hindu festival,
twenty two cows were handed over to Jaffna milk farmers who were
given special training on cattle rearing and Animal Husbandry at
Seeppukulama Government Agriculture Training Centre by Civil Affairs
Speaking a few words in Tamil language for the crowd present on
the occasion, SF-J Commander said that improvement of the economy
of Jaffna people as a result of these activities is his only hope.
cows were donated by the Army Farm Palaly while six others were
donated by Maliban Milk Company.
gave scholarships to five poor students sponsored by Ven. Morawaka
Soratha Nayaka Thero, Chief Incumbant Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist meditation
centre in Nicosia, Cypress.
more students received parcels of exercise books and boxes of Mathematical
equipment from the Jaffna Commander and Senior Army Officers on
the same occasion.
Project Director Dr. L. Chandradasa and a leading Businesswomen
Mrs. Vasundara also sponsored donations.
leaders, Government Agent Jaffna Mrs. Emelda Sukumar, General Officer
Commanding 51 Division Major General Janaka Walgama, General Officer
Commanding 52 Division Brigadier Anura Sudhasinghe, General Officer
Commanding 55 Division Brigadier Sudath Perera, Mayoress Jaffna
Mrs. Y. PAthgunarasa, Assistant Director Department of Animal Product
and Health Jaffna Mrs. V. AMirthalingam, Mr. V. Opathaella, Mr.
A. Shanmugaraj and Mr. Jagath Weeraddana of Maliban Milk Products
were among those present.