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11 SLSR Soldiers Constructs a Well at Savalkattu

[2012-04-16 15:43:29]

Troops of 11th Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (11 SLSR), under their CIMIC (Civil Military Coordination) project in the area recently constructed a new well situated in a government land for the use of civilians at Savalkattu in Manippay.

This drinking-water well had totally been covered with soil for many years. With permission of Divisional Secretariat, constructions commenced on 19th January 2012 after the Commanding Officer 11 SLSR Lieutenant Colonel Jayantha Jayarathne and officers serving in the area identified villagerí needs after meeting with community leaders of the village. President of Savalkattu Development Society Mr. Tharmalingam, President of Savalkattu Fisheries Society Mr. Ponnambalam, President of Vairava Kovil Mr. Shankar and a few other villagers met the Commanding Officer 11 SLSR and Major Gamini Liyanaarachchi of the Kulavady camp requested that particular well be restored for the benefit of more than 15 families living around who suffered due to scarcity of water. MAGA (private) construction company helped the soldiers in excavation of the well.

On 13th April, the day prior to the Sinhala and Hindu New Year, Commander Security Forces - Jaffna (SF-J) Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, at invitation of Commander 513 Brigade Brigadier Pradeep Silva, declared open the well amidst religious rituals conducted at the nearby Vairavar Kovil.

Grama Niladhari of J/131 Savalkattu Mr. Chandrarajah addressing the gathering present on the opening ceremony, profusely thanked the Commander and all troops of Security Forces - Jaffna (SF-J) for their community service rendered for the civilians in Jaffna.

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