of the Security Forces - Jaffna (SF-J) on a three day shramadana
campaign renovated the buildings of J / Vasavilan primary school
at Urumpirai. The renovation was conducted by the troops of the
511 Brigade at Atchelu in compliance to a request of the principal
of the school Mr. Jude Mariyaratnam from Commander SF-J Major
General Mahinda Hathurusinghe. Classrooms are presently being
held in four temporary shelters constructed in a private-owned
land at Urumpirai until it is shifted to the J / Vasavilan Central
In his request
Mr. Kanagaram highlighted the possibility for children to get
injured due to rusty tin sheets protruded from their original
fixings. He further intimated the necessity of repairing them
before the third school term commenced on the 3rd September. According
to the request, SF-J Commander instructed the Commander 511 Brigade
Colonel Wijendra Goonathilake to study the situation and do the
needful for the benefit of 460 small children attending the school.
male and female soldiers serving under the 511 Brigade volunteered
to contribute their labour for this humanitarian act and worked
for three days to complete the renovation on 25th August. Financial
provisions to purchase necessary items were given by the government.
principalís office, staff room and childrenís park were repaired
and the school premises was cleaned by the troops. A few parents
joined the soldiers in the Shramadana.