To be an effective instrument to the Government Endeavour to cultivate national harmony in Jaffna Peninsula through uplifting the physical quality of life and spiritual value of the people.
13th May 2020 16:47:46 Hours
In view of promoting peace, reconciliation and wellbeing of the community in Jaffna peninsula, Army troops have launched a number of projects assisting the people uplifting their living standards and espousing social wellbeing. Initiating another chapter of Civil Military Cooperation, a ‘Harmony Centre’ was declared open in Kankesanthurai on 11 May 2020. This Civil-military Coordinating centre was established by Army troops on the conceptual direction of Major General Ruwan Wanigasooriya Commander Security Forces - Jaffna.
The harmony centre plans to accommodate many community oriented projects that will reinforce expectations of reconciliation and community development. Community programmes related to Health, Education, Communication & Information, Construction, Empowering Women & Children, Cultural and Religious Affairs, Agriculture & Livelyhood, Disaster Mitigation, Sports & Entertainment and Vocational Training are scheduled to be facilitated for the benefit of the general public and particularly the youth in Jaffna peninsula. Accordingly, the space at the harmony centre would be utilized for Cultural Dance, Folk Music, Education, IT Education, Health and Wellbeing, and Redress of Grievences (Ombudsman) in order to address needs of the affected and disadvantaged sections of the society. Later it is expected to include many more additions such as Sports Development, Beauty Culture, Health Care Centre, etc.
The construction work was completed by the troops of 10th Regiment Sri Lanka Artillery and 5 Corps of Engineer Services under the supervision of Commander 515 Brigade. Expenses required for this new establishment was borne by Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna with the assistance of well wishers.
Commander Security Forces - Jaffna, General Officers Commanding 51, 52 and 55 Divisions, Commander Forward Maintenance Area (North), Brigadier General Staff and Brigadier Admin and Quartering of Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna, Commander 515 Brigade, Senior Officers and Troops were present to witness the opening ceremony