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Army Donates Six more Cows to Jaffna Low-Income Families

[2013-01-28 12:41:55]

Continuing 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.

Those cows 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 purpose.

In support 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.

The Brigade Headquarters kept the cows for a couple of days under observation of a qualified veterinary surgeon before handing over the beneficiaries.

With coordination 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.


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