addition to religious and military performances organized by the
Veththilaikerny-based 55 Division Headquarters celebrating its
16th anniversary, soldiers serving under the 55 Division donated
blood to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital blood bank for patients
waiting to undergo surgeries in Jaffna.
officers and other ranks serving in 551, 552 and 553 Brigades
and in the Units under command to them donated blood during the
programme held at 55 Division Headquarters from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00
p.m. on Saturday, December 15th.
Office of the Headquarters 55 Division organized the blood donation
campaign with coordination of the Jaffna Teaching Hospital. Dr.
G. Harthik, Dr. Mrs. V. Sharmili, PHI Mr. Ravinathas, Mr. Thabenthiran
and Achuththanathan of the nursing staff and laboratory technicians
Mr. Shantha Kumar and Mr. Kethisvaran conducted the programme.
Medical officer of the Division Headquarters assisted the Jaffna
Teaching Hospital medical staff.
Commanding 55 Division Brigadier Ajith Wijesinghe, Brigade Commanders
and other senior officers were also present.
Officer of the 55 Division Headquarters Lieutenant Colonel Janaka
Silva coordinated the blood donation camp.