the livelihood development programme by the Army for Jaffna civilians,
the 511 Brigade at Atchelu donated six cows to six more families
in the Brigade area on Saturday, January 26th.
were destined to be slaughtered when Ven. Ahangama Ananda Thero
of Wellawatta Sri Vijayaramaya saved them after paying the butchers
and gave to Security Forces - Jaffna (SF-J) for this meritorious
of the livelihood development programme initiated by the Commander
SF-J Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Commander 511 Brigade
Colonel Wijendra Gunathilake contacted Ven. Ahangama Ananda Thero
and made arrangement to transport the cows to Atchelu.
Headquarters kept the cows for a couple of days under observation
of a qualified veterinary surgeon before handing over the beneficiaries.
of the Commanding Officer 25th Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment Lieutenant
Colonel A.S.M. Fariz and the Commanding Officer 5th Sri Lanka
Light Infantry Lieutenant Colonel G.A.L. Kithsiri, Mr. Vel Manopuran
of Thirunelvely, Mr. Suntharraj Arjun of Velan South, Mr. Manikkam
Ravichanthiran of Urelu, Mr. Nanthaiya Logesvaran of Sokkathudai,
Mrs. Mallika Thevi of Neeervali South and Kunasekaran Arinthavam
of Suntharapuram received the cows during a simple ceremony held
at the Headquarters 511 Brigade.