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513 Brigade Gives More Scholarships & Construct a Well for Mathagal South Civilians
[Updated :: 2011-06-28 17:12:51 Hours]


Ten students selected from destitute families who needed financial assistance to continue with their education, received scholarships on Tuesday (28) from the 513 Brigade of the Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna (SF-J). Those ten scholarships were arranged by the 513 Brigade at Uduvil in collaboration with the Munchee Biscuits Company (Pvt) Ltd. under the scholarship programme initiated by the Commander SF-J Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe.

Each student is getting Rs. 1000/= monthly for a period of one year since June 2011. These ten scholarships were given to selected students from Veemankamam school, Nadeshwara school, Mallakam Maha Vidyalaya and Kokuvil Hindu College during a function held at Mathagal South.

Meanwhile, a drinking-water well constructed for the use of civilians in Mathagal south area was declared open the same day at the same location. Having realized that constructing a well to get drinking water for the civilians in the area, Civil Affairs Office of the 513, with financial assistance of the Munchee Biscuits Company (Pvt) Ltd., Started constructing this 20 ft deep well about one month ago. The donor institute spent Rs. 250,000/= to complete the well which will facilitate more than 35 families to get water throughout the year.

Mr. Aliyathambi Athikarasingham, a kind-hearted farmer in the village donated the land of about 20 perches to construct the well in remembrance of his beloved wife who passed away sometime back.

Rev. Fr. Ananth Kumar, Mr. Aliyathambi Athikarasingham, Commander 515 Brigade Brig. Buvaneka Randeniya, Commander 513 Brigade Brig. Pradeep Silva, General Manager Munchee Biscuits Company (Pvt) Ltd. Mr. Srilal Wijesekara, Munchee Promotion Manager North and East and North Central Provinces Mr. Manjula Samanaliya, Samurdhi Niladhari of the area Ms. Komadhee and a large number of villagers attended the function.


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