Forces Headquarters - Jaffna (SF-J), with view to upgrading the
education standard of Jaffna last year launched a special Foster
Parent programme in addition to various other welfare projects for
students from low-income families.
A list of
students in need of financial assistance to continue their school
education was published in the www.cimicjaffna.lk website by the
Headquarters SF-J and this effort saw various donors and institutes
coming forward to be foster parents of innocent Jaffna children.
by this effort being taken by the Army, a citizen of United Kingdom
after studying the information published in the www.cimicjaffna.lk
website during his visit to the island became a foster father
to a boy in Pallai on Friday (18).
William of UK, having contacted the Civil Affairs Office later
visited the house of Alagaratnam Nishanthan (16), a Grade 10 student
of Pallai Central College, with officers of the 552 Brigade. Realizing
the necessity of someone’s helping hand to his family opened an
account at the Bank of Ceylon Pallai branch and promised to deposit
money to that account monthly for his education purpose.
Nishanthan whose father died in 1998 after a brief illness is
living with his mother Alagaratnam Puwaneswari at Tharmakerny,
Pallai. He has four elder sisters, two elder brothers and one
552 Brigade Colonel W.P.D. Wanniarachchi and Civil Affairs Officer
of the 552 Brigade Lieutenant Colonel R.R.S. Jayasekara coordinated
SF-J appeals philanthropists to assist the other children too
whose details are published under the foster parents column of
www.cimicjaffna.lk or www.cimicjaffna.com