Ellawala Upathissa Thero, Chief Incumbent of Gonaduwa Dwithwachethiyaramaya
in Kaluthara during his four day visit to the North, distributed
daily needs and school items for a number of needy families in
Jaffna. Ven. Upathissa Thero along with six other Buddhist monks
arrived in Jaffna to conduct Bodhi Pooja for soldiers
serving in the Headquarters Security Forces - Jaffna (SF-J) and
other formation Headquarters in the peninsula on the full moon
day that fell on 31st August.
Based on experience
he had during early visits to Jaffna, Ven. Upathissa Thero had
realized that many families in Jaffna need someone’s hand of generosity
to come up in society. With coordination of the Commander 511
Brigade Colonel Wijendra Goonathilake, this Buddhist monk donated
those school items and daily needs for beneficiaries on 2nd September
during a small function organized by the 511 Brigade at its Headquarters
at Atchelu. A stock of school items were distributed among 100
primary students and 80 other students studying in secondary classes
from Grade 5 to Grade 11while poor families received packs of
milk powder and a few other daily needs.
sets of sanitary ware were handed over to the principals of three
schools in the 511 Brigade area on the same occasion.