Security Forces – Jaffna (SF-J) Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe
said that all possible steps would be taken by the Army to improve
the life standard of needy families in Jaffna. Attending a function
organized by the 511 Brigade to hand over a newly constructed
house to an ex-LTTE member, Maj. Gen. Hathurusinghe further said
that Army has no hatred towards former LTTE combatants and most
of them are considered as a set of people misled by a terrorist
group motivated by separatist ideology.
was organized to hand over a new house constructed by the 25th
Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (25 VIR) of Urelu to M. Mahendraraja
who had served eight years in the LTTE intelligence wing. Later,
he had surrendered to the Security Forces and underwent rehabilitation
at Marathanamadam Rehabilitation camp in Vavuniya.
the meantime, his wife M. Kumajini met the Commander 511 Brigade
Colonel Wijendra Goonathilake and revealed the agony she and her
two children undergoing without a house to live in. With blessing
of the SF-J Commander, 25 VIR soldiers constructed this house
worth of Rs. 550,000/= within three and half months at Urumpirai
East. Mahendraraja completed his rehabilitation period on 15.02.2013
and joined his family to live in a new home gifted by the Sri
address, SF-J Commander queried whether how much money the so
called Tamil Diaspora has spent for the betterment of Jaffna people.
He said that they, with some interested political elements here,
are instead sowing seeds of hatred between communities and undermining
Forces – Jaffna has so far constructed 1781 houses for low income
families in Jaffna.
was attended by General Officer Commanding 51 Division Brigadier
Chandana Goonawardane, Commanding Officer 25 VIR Lieutenant Colonel
Fariz, Divisional Secretary Kopay Mr. S. Pratheepan, Principal
of College of Education Kopay Mr. Yogananthan and senior citizens
in the area.