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Jaffna Soldiers Donate Blood & Plant Trees on 64th Independence Day
[2012-02-05 16:20:13]

A blood donation campaign was organized by the 513 Brigade of Uduvil on Saturday (04) to mark the 64th Independence Day Anniversary. Nearly 125 soldiers serving under the 513 Brigade commanded by Brigadier Pradeep Silva donated blood to the Jaffna blood bank at Mc Leod hospital in Inuvil.

Impressed by the soldiers’ act of donating blood, a few youths, who have come to Jaffna from the south to work under a private engineering company constructing Jaffna roads, also joined the campaign.

It is for the third consecutive time that Civil Affairs Office of the 513 Brigade organized this blood donation on the Independence Day.

Blood donation was followed by another meritorious event of providing meals to inmates of the “Pleasure” Adults’ Home run by Mc Leod hospital. Twenty two, both males and females are spending their aged life in this Adults’ Home.

In the evening, 11th Battalion of Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (11 SLSR) with collaboration of Shavalkaddu Mahathma Gandhi Sports Club in Manippay organized a musical evening at the Sports Club ground. The 11 SLSR group played at the show. Youths in the area joined this entertaining event by singing and dancing.

Commander 513 Brigade Brigadier Pradeep Silva, Sandilippay Divisional Secretary Mr. S. Muralitharan, Civil Affairs Officer 513 Brigade Lieutenant Colonel G.S. Amarasighe, Commanding Officer 11 SLSR Major Jayantha Jayaratne and a large crowd enjoyed the musical night.

In the meantime, Headquarters 52 Division of Varani marked this memorable day with a tree planting campaign. General Officer Commanding 52 Division Brigadier Anura Sudhasinghe and senior officers planted mango saplings in the Division Headquarters premises.









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