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Jaffna Troops Build Five more Houses for Civilians
[Updated :: 2011-10-24 17:33:45 Hours]

Five more houses constructed with the labour of Jaffna soldiers were handed over to respective recipients at Rajakamam in Nelliady by the Commander Security Force – Jaffna (SF-J) Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe on Monday (24).

Soldiers of the 19th Battalion Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (19 SLSR) at Kunjalkadu serving under the 521 Brigade constructed those five permanent houses within a short period for five homeless families of Shanmugasundaram paramajothi, Pararajasingam Rathnasingam, Arunasalam Sivabalasundaram, Sengan Palanimuttu and Angusami Nageswaran.

Financial assistance for constructions was given by HABITAT Sri Lanka organization that bore an expense of Rs. 225,000/= on building materials for each house.

521 Brigade donated some kitchen utensils and furniture to the recipients of new houses.

To mark the function, SF-J Commander and senior officers planted mango saplings at the yards of houses.

Today’s handing over ceremony was attended by Religious leaders in the area, Commander SF-J Maj. Gen. Mahinda Hathurusinghe, General Officer Commanding 52 Division Brigadier Anura Sudhasinghe, Brigadier Admin and Quartering SF-J Colonel Ramesh Shanmuganathan, Commander 521 Brigade Lieutenant Colonel Tikiri Dissanayake, Commanding Officer 19 SLSR Major Sujeewa Buddhadasa and a gathering of Army personnel and civilians.

General Officer Commanding 52 and the Civil Affairs Officer coordinated with the HABITAT Sri Lanka to complete the housing project.

Jaffna soldiers so far have built 1765 houses for homeless families in the peninsula.

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