Security Forces - Jaffna (SF-J) organized a pompous ceremony on
Sunday (22) to welcome Kajenthini who arrived in home after a
successful heart surgery at a private hospital in Colombo.
With auspices of Commander SF-J Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe,
511 Brigade at Atchelu and 512 Brigade at Ariyalai organized this
reception at Civil Affairs and Public Relations Office Jaffna.
Krishnakumar Kajenthini was accompanied in a procession from the
Vembady Junction up to Civil Affairs and Public Relations Office
where she was garlanded by the Commander 511 Brigade Colonel Wijendra
Gunathilake who took an enormous pain from the beginning to see
this innocent girl be soon cured.
Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon of Asiri Hospital Dr. Vivek
Guptha who conducted the surgery, Mr. Kirubananthan who lavishly
donated Rs. 400,000/= to buy valves needed for the surgery and
Clinical Director of Asiri Heart Care Centre Dr. Anil Perera arrived
all the way from Colombo to attend the function on invitation
of Headquarters SF-J.
Dr. Guptha addressing the gathering expressed his extreme satisfaction
on the successful surgery and appreciated Army’s charitable work
for civilians. He further stated that Asiri should perform at
least 100 of such surgeries to Jaffna heart patients free of charge
with coordination of the Army in future.
Dr. Anil Perera during his speech mentioned that he could be happy
to be a partner of this worthy course coordinated by the Army.
Commander SF-J Maj. Gen. Hathurusinghe, who extended all assistance
such as arranging free air passage for Kajenthini and her mother
from Palaly to Katunayaka, was the Chief Guest of the event, “Welcome
Kajenthini”. Maj. Gen. Hathurusinghe addressing the crowd said
that 27000 troops in Jaffna have been reduced to 16000 and will
be further reduced taking security situation into consideration
in future. These soldiers are now committed to assisting the government
effort of enhancing living standard of Jaffna people through many
projects for civilians.
“This is only one such event out of many that we are carrying
out for the people of Jaffna. On behalf of the Army, I wish to
extend my heartfelt gratitude to Medical staff of Asiri Surgical
and Asiri Heart Care Centre and the Lions’ Club in Jaffna for
successful operation conducted,” SF-J Commander further said.
Continuing his speech, Maj. Gen. Hathurusinghe said that Army
will built a house for Kajenthini’s family and find a decent job
upon her recovery.
He made a special note on the benevolence shown by Mr. Kirubananthan
by offering necessary financial assistance for the surgery and
said it is a good example for Tamil Diaspora that are trying to
make divisions among communities.
Kajenthini and her mother who expressed their gratitude to the
Army in public with wet eyes were too emotional to continue their
Dr. Ketheeswaran, Regional Director Health Services Jaffna delivering
vote of thanks reminded the services that Army is rendering for
the improvement of the health sector in Jaffna.
Buddhist priest of Jaffna Sri Naga Vihara Ven. Meegahajandure
Siri Vimala Thero, Nallai Adeenan Srilasri Somasundara Deshika
Paramacharya Swamihal, Director Teaching Hospital Jaffna Dr. Bhavani
Pasupathiraja, Coordinator to the Governor o the Lions’ Club Dr.
V. Thiyagaraja, distinguished guests and a large crowd representing
Jaffna Health sector and family members, relatives and neighbours
of Kajenthini were also present.
Krishnakumar Kajenthini, the 20 year old girl from Erlalai, Kadduvan
in Jaffna who was admitted to Colombo Asiri Surgical (Pvt) Hospital
by the Army for an urgent heart surgery is now reported out of
danger after a successful surgery on Friday (30), hospital reports
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