Major General Hathurusinghe’s service to Jaffna appreciated


Appreciating the service of outgoing Jaffna Security Forces Commander Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe to Jaffna and it’s people, a large gathering of civilians were present at Vasavilan on Saturday (04).

Religious leaders, senior government and private sector officials, representatives of deferent community organizations, who gathered on the occasion organized prior to the departure of Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe to take over his new appointment as Adjutant General of Army Headquarters, invoked blessings and appreciated his service extended to needy people of Jaffna and commended his successful effort to establish peace in Jaffna.

Addressing the well-wishers present, Commander Security Forces – Jaffna (SF – J) recalled his cherished memories with peace loving people in Jaffna and expressed his delight over the rapid development taking place in Jaffna. He further said, we must not adopt or foster divisive ideologies, and instead we must work towards sustainable peace for a better country where our future generations could live in peace and harmony.

Mr. Dharmakulasingham, a retired senior diplomatic official giving vote of thanks specially mentioned about the cordial relationship that developed between the military and the civilians during the tenure of Major General Hathurusinghe as the SF-J Commander.

People showing their solidarity and friendliness garlanded outgoing Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe and presented him mementos and wished him all the best in his future endeavors.



55 Division Organizes a Coaching Camp for Football Players


Headquarters 55 Division of Veththilaikerny, in another Civil Military Coordination (CIMIC) affair, organized a coaching camp for football players competing in the tournament organized by the 55 Division for the second year.

With coordination of the Civil Affairs Officer of the Division Headquarters and the Commanding Officer of the 19th Sri Lanka National Guard, Mr. S.K.P. Silva, coordinating officer of Sri Lanka Football Federation and coach national beach football team, Mr. Lakmal Sampath and Mr. Rohitha Kumara, school football coaches gave a two day training to 150 players including youths, soldiers and school players on 05th and 06th September at Uduththurai Senthamil ground.