with the 63rd anniversary of the Sri Lanka Army, Security Forces
- Jaffna (SF-J), apart from customary military functions, organized
various community welfare projects.
With initiative of Commander SF-J Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe,
troops of Palaly SF-J Headquarters, Kopay 51 Division, Varani
52 Division and Veththalaikerny 55 Division participated in one
day shramadana campaign at Jaffna Teaching Hospital on
beds and other furniture of ward 05 were completely colour washed
by the soldiers with financial provision of Rs. 190,000/= from
for the Emergency Unit and the dental clinic were provided by
the hospital authorities to the 51 Division. Soldiers serving
under the 512 Brigade colour washed the two units.
the 19th Battalion Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (19 SLSR) and the
16th Battalion Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (16 VIR) joined hands
to give a new look to the ward 09 of Manthikai hospital on 9th
October. The ward was in need of urgent renovation since it had
not been touched for years for a building repair.
windows with their frames, old wall-side cupboards, filing cupboards,
chairs and benches were mended and painted. Broken tiles and rafters
on the roof were replaced and walls of the ward were colour washed.
At the same
time, patients undergoing treatments at the ward were offered
lunch on that day while all resident patients at hospital were
given 360 pairs of slippers by the 521 Brigade of Point Pedro.
Commander 521 Brigade Colonel Tikiri Dissanayake, Commanding Officer
16 VIR Lieutenant Colonel Janith Bandara, Commanding Officer 19
SLSR Lieutenant Colonel Sujeewa Buddhadasa, officers and other
ranks of those Units and the Brigade took part in the programme.