Affairs of SF-J Decentralized; New Office Opened at Kodikamam
[Updated :: 2010-07-01 11:39:19 Hours]
Following requests of civilians reaching Jaffna Civil Affairs and
Public Relations Office functioning under the Security Forces Headquarters-Jaffna
(SF-J) seeking Army’s assistance on various personal requirements,
a similar office was declared open in Kodikamam Wednesday (30.06.2010)
morning to offer more effective service to civilians in need.
Lal Perera, General Officer Commanding Headquarters 52 Division
functions as the Head of administration of this new Civil Affairs
and Public Relations Office which will cater to requirements of
civilians resident in Point Pedro, Karaveddi, Marathankerni and
Chavakachcheri Divisional Secretariats.
office in Kodikamam was set up to minimize expenditure and time
spent by people for their traveling all the way to Jaffna Civil
Affairs office from Kodiakmam and other neighbouring areas. Opening
of the Kodikamam office will also trim down the swelling number
waiting at Jaffna office in need of Army’s support.
inception of Jaffna Civil Affairs and Public Relations Office on
Hospital Road, thousands of civilians in various social strata sought
Army’s assistance to find solutions to their grievances.
Officer Commanding 52 Division Brigadier Lal Perera who was the
Chief Guest of the opening donated push bicycles to seven schoolchildren
including three at Ramavil IDP centre to be used for their daily
traveling to schools.
of nine sports clubs also received stocks of sports ware from the
Chief Guest who takes a special interest to promote cricket as a
sport in his area.
the same time, ten inmates at Ramavil IDP centre who found jobs
at K.D. Ebert Silva & Sons Company in Colombo, on initiative
of Varani-based 52 Division, received their appointment letters
from Commanding Officer 17th Gemunu Watch Lieutenant Colonel Keerthi
Kottewatta and a representative of the Company.
Priests of Hindu and Christian beliefs, senior officials in the
fields of civil administration and education, and a large crowd
of civilians attended the opening ceremony.