18 Volunteer Battalion Sri Lanka Light Infantry under Command
to 551 Brigade organized a 'Poson Dansala' on 10 June 2017 evening
for all communities in Tikkam area. It was declared open by Brigadier
Dammika Jayasundara, Commander 553 Brigade, as the Chief Guest,
Besides, religious dignitaries, Staff Officers of 55 Division,
Commanding Officers of respective battalions, government officials
of Point-Pedro area were present at the occasion. Approximately
3000 civilians enjoyed the dinner at the Dansala.
feature of the event was the displaying of Jathaka Story related
to Lord Buddha. The civilians appreciated the efforts of the Army
troops in Thikkam which indicted the peaceful co-existence of
the Army and the people in Point-Pedro area.