Dedicated to Preserve Hard-Earned Peace” – SF-J Commander
:: 2011-09-03 16:13:28 Hours]
Commander Security Forces - Jaffna (SF-J) Major General Mahinda
Hathurusinghe requested Jaffna populace to be dedicated towards
preserving the hard-earned peace after thirty years of agony. Addressing
a gathering of civilians newly resettled in their original homesteads
at Kovilvayal in 552 Brigade area Maj.Gen Hathurusinghe made this
request specially from Jaffna youths who are asset not only to fast
developing Jaffna but to the whole island.
This special occasion occurred on Friday (02) when the Civil Affairs
and Public Relations Office of the SF-J organized a function to
distribute cattle among some families in order to back their poor
economy. Those eleven cattle were distributed by the Army under
the welfare project being carried by the Security Forces Headquarters
- Jaffna for the Jaffna civilians with prime intention of uplifting
their livelihood. Animals were brought from the south and given
away to five farmers living in Iyakkachchi and Tharmankerny areas.
SF-J, before giving those animals to farmers, sent them to Seeppukulama
agriculture training centre in Anuradhapura and trained them on
animal raring and home gardening. SF-J Civil Affairs and Public
Relations Office has hitherto given this training to 28 male and
female Jaffna farmers with coordination of Seeppukulama agriculture
training centre. Cattle were given to other twenty five families
earlier by the SF-J.
the large gathering, commander SF-J further assured that Army would
continue with this civic-oriented welfare programme started in January
2010 in Jaffna. He expressed hope that life of people in Iyakkachchi
area will be more benefited with opening of the Elephant Pass saltern
in near future.
than 1000 exercise books were also distributed among seventy five
students of schools in the 552 Brigade area on the same occasion.
SF-J Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe graced the occasion as
General Staff SF-J Brig. B.C.J.A.F. Rodrigo, General Officer Commanding
55 Division Brig. Ruwan Kulatunga and Grama Seva officials of respective
areas were also present.