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Needy Families in 55 Division Area Receive Donations

[2013-06-15 12:18:01]

Bureau of Commissioner General of Rehabilitation (BCGR) as a part of its post monitoring programme to ensure strong economy of reintegrated ex-LTTE combatants in Jaffna who were rehabilitated under the supervision of BCGR, Commissioner General of Rehabilitation (CGR) Brigadier Darshana Hettiarachchi paid a visit to the 55 Division area on 12th and 13th June.

Brigadier Hettiarachchi, who visited the area on request of General Officer Commanding (GOC) 55 Division Brigadier Ajith Wijesinghe, met reintegrated ex- LTTE combatants to discuss about further assistance that the BCGR could extend to them. He also described the welfare measures so far the government has taken to make a better living standard for them and to ensure due recognition for them in society.

Mr. Rodd, a Sri Lankan expatriate domicile in Australia who joined the CGR in this recent visit to Jaffna donated a stock of equipment to schools, schoolchildren and poor families in the 55 Division area. It included sports items for schools and school items for students worth over Rs. 200,000/=. At the same time, water pumps and hoses, fishing nets, two sewing machines and kitchen items and cooking utensils to the value of Rs. 126770/= , donated by Mr. Rodd, were also distributed among poor families.

Meanwhile, eight Sports Clubs received footballs from the same philanthropist as a donation made on request of the GOC 55 Division.

The 55 Division, on guidance of the Commander Security Forces Jaffna (SF-J) Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, has initiated many welfare projects for the reintegrated ex-LTTE combatants and destitute families in its area.

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