551 Brigade, a couple of days after they organized a Mine Risk
Education programme for school teachers and students in the area,
sponsored a blood donation campaign on 20th May at Thalayady Roman
Catholic Tamil Mixed school.
soldiers serving in the Brigade area donated blood to the mobile
blood bank on that day. A number of civilians joined the soldiers
in the blood donation campaign.
Dr. Sri Ram
and K.T.R. Pratheepan and 7 members of the Jaffna teaching hospital
medical staff cooperated with the Army to conduct a successful
Staff of the 55 Division Lieutenant Colonel W.A.C.N. Warakagoda
and Civil Affairs Officer 551 Brigade Lieutenant Colonel Thusitha
Silva coordinated the blood donation campaign.