year Headquarters Security Forces - Jaffna (SF-J) organized a Home
Garden project to boost the economy of poor families in the peninsula.
Soldiers serving in respective Brigades helped 215 farmers to prepare
the lands, gave seeds and trained the farmers on producing organic
fertilizer for their cultivation. At the end, the farmers who owned
the best home gardens were given valuable prizes by the Headquarters
In another such project, 552 Brigade of Iyakkachchi distributed
2000 high quality jack plants among the civilians in the Pachchilaippalli
area on 12th February to further encourage them in home gardening.
50 butter fruit plants and 100 dragon fruit plants were also distributed
among some families. These plants are grown as a pilot project in
the area. Arrangements will be made to expand the cultivation depending
on the success of the pilot project.
Clubs of Pannnipitiya and Homagama joined the Army providing plants
to make this programme a success
Commander 552 Brigade Colonel W.P.D. Wanniarachchi, Former President
of the 306 C 02 District Lions’ Club Lion K.D.K. Wijenayake, President
of Homagama Lions’ Club Lion Pradeep Hatanarachchi, President of
Pannipitiya Lions’ Club Lion P. Malagala, Lion R. Kaluarachchi,
Lion D. Elvitigala and Principal of Pulopallai Roman Catholic Tamil
Mixed school Mr. Vadivelu Jeevaratnam were present on the occasion
organized to hand over those plants.