55 Division based at Veththilaikerny celebrated its 16th birthday
with a series of religious, social and military activities conducted
at various locations last week.
formal military functions, the Division Headquarters had organized
community welfare projects for civilians in the area. On 15th
December, officers and other ranks serving under the 55 Division
donated blood to Jaffna Teaching Hospital blood bank for patients
waiting to undergo surgeries. Nearly 250 soldiers gave blood during
the one day blood donation camp.
At the same
time, the Division Headquarters had made arrangements to donate
school bags, books and shoes for 49 students studying at Kevil
Government Tamil Mixed school on 17th December. A Pirith chanting
ceremony, a guard of honour accorded to the General Officer Commanding
and all ranks get-together followed the events organized with
guidance of General Officer Commanding 55 Division Brigadier Ajith
A grand musical
show held at Division Headquarters premises marked the culmination
of celebrations on 22nd December.
The 55 Division
gave an immense contribution to liberate the coastal belt from
Nagar Kovil up to Mullaithivu during the Humanitarian War. A large
number of soldiers of the 55 Division made a lot of sacrifices
to safe guard the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the