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Pulopallai Teachers & Students Educated on UXOs
[2012-05-13 13:25:13]

To avoid injuries caused to civilians by Unexploded Explosive Ordnance (UXOs) and to give a comprehensive knowledge to teachers and school children about the threat of UXOs, 552 Brigade has launched a Mine Risk Education Programme for them. In its first phase, a workshop for teachers and students in the area was organized by the Brigade on Friday (11) at Roman Catholic Tamil Mixed (RCTM) Vidyalaya, Pulopallai.

Detailed introduction about UXOs and precautionary measures to be followed if any suspicious item of the similar nature was found were given by the officers of 10 Field Engineer Regiments. Civil Affairs Office of the 552 Brigade and the 23rd Battalion the Gemunu Watch (23 GW) coordinated the workshop.

Meanwhile, the Brigade has planned to donate Tamil books to libraries of all schools in the Brigade area with the assistance of National Library and Documentation Services Board, Colombo. The first set was handed over to Pulopallai RCTM Vidyalaya on the same occasion by the Commander 552 Brigade Colonel Deepal Wanniarachchi.

Commander 23 GW Lieutenant Colonel L.G.B. Kariyawasam Civil Affairs Officer 552 Brigade Lieutenant Colonel R.R.S. Jayasekara and officers of 10 Field Engineer Regiment were present on the occasion.

The Brigade intends to continue with this Mine Awareness Programme for civilians and donation of books in future too.

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