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Army’s Livelihood Development Project Helps Thirty Five Jaffna Widows
[Updated :: 2011-07-07 16:30:05 Hours]


The Civil Affairs Office of the 511 Brigade following information provided by the Kopay Divisional Secretariat conducted a research and identified 74 families run by women whose husbands are either dead, totally disable or deserted their families. At the initial stage of the project, 12 cows were given to 12 women at their request. Price of one cow is estimated to be Rs. 43000/= and the total expense borne by the donors on cattle is Rs. 516000/=

Another 23 women who opted to choose goat rearing as their living were provided with tine sheets, cement and other materials necessary to construct sheds for goats. Each family received materials worth of Rs. 15000/= and the total value of the donation of building materials is Rs. 345000/=. On completion of constructions, they will be given animals. The LEADS sponsored the donation.

Commander 511 Brigade Brig. Keerthi Costa graced the ceremony to hand over the donations as Chief Guest on Monday (04) at Mahathma Jee Montessori school, Puththur. Jaffna Coordinating Officer of LEADS Mr. K. Janendran and LEADS Project Officer Jaffna Mr. Ranjith Kumar were also present.

The 511 Brigade of Atchelu in collaboration with “LEADS”, a non governmental organization (NGO) launched another community welfare project on Monday (04) to uplift the living standard of destitute women-headed families in the Brigade area.


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