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Army provides relief to Jaffna residents

Army provides relief to Jaffna residents

[October 04 2017]

A project to provide relief to people facing water shortages in the Jaffna Peninsula has been mooted by the Sri Lanka Army in Jaffna. According to Army media, the project initiated by the troops of Security Force Headquarters -Jaffna (SFHQ-J) got off the ground last month (26th September) covering the Navatkuli and Kovilkandi areas.

The prevailing dry weather has resulted in people living in several parts of the Peninsula facing drinking water shortages. In order to provide much needed water, troops have placed water storage tanks in several locations and are continuing to supply water using water bowsers. This social responsibility initiative of the Army has benefitted more than 10,000 people in the region.

Meanwhile, students of Atchuvely Saraswathi Vidyalaya in Jaffna were presented with a stock of school stationeries and 10 bicycles at a ceremony facilitated by the Army on Sunday (01st October). The donation worth Rs. 1.7 million was sponsored by the Old Boys' Association of D.S Senanayake College, Colombo. The stock of goods also included paint, 10 electric fans, sports items, musical instruments and 5 desktop computers.

The ceremony was attended by Commander, Security Forces- Jaffna (SF-J), Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, OBA members of D.S. Senanayake College, senior military and police officers, education authorities, school staff and students.

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