Major General Udaya Perera, former Commander of Security Forces Headquarters – (Kilinochchi), assumed duties as the Commander Security Forces – (Jaffna) on Friday (10). He commenced duties in the office signing the first official document at auspicious time after observing religious formalities.
Commander security Forces – (Jaffna) (SF-J) Major general Udaya Perera, a few hours after assuming duties in the office, attended a scholarships award ceremony at Mallakam on Friday (10) afternoon. Under this programme, 100 schoolchildren residing at Konapulam open welfare centre (muham) will receive an allowance of Rs. 500/= for a period of one year as an inducement to continue with their education.
Launching the programme, SF-(J) Commander handed over the passbooks to beneficiaries from low income families of the village. Addressing children and parents gathered at Konapulam Vairavar Temple, where the ceremony was held, Maj. Gen. Perera urged them to take interest in their education giving value to those scholarships they received today. He further expressed his pleasure for being able to attend a community welfare function of this nature the same day he took over duty.
The SF-(J) Commander did not forget to share his views with media personnel and villagers present at the venue. Responding to media, he revealed that government’s fervent hope is to resettle all who lost their lands due to war. He further said that more than 90% have already been resettled in their homesteads and the rest will get lands and shelter in near future.
Rev. Fr. Wasanthan of Inuvil Church of South India, Divisional Secretary Thelippalai Mr. Sri Mohanan and Ms Mathista of Mavadipuram Nadeswara Vidyalaya, a beneficiary, addressed the meeting and admired the effort taken by the Army to enhance education of Jaffna.
General Officers Commanding 51, 52 and 55 Divisions, Commander 513 Brigade, Senior Army officers and villagers were present.
Economic strengthening programme and distribution ceremony of supporting aids to disabled people was held at the main hall of Kilinochchi District Cooperative Board on 15th May 2013. Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Douglas Devananda and Governor of Northern Province GA Chandrasiri participated as chief guests.
Those who lost their limbs were provided with 2000 rupees at first stage. Minister Douglas Devananda , Governor G A Chandrasiri and parliamentarian M.Chandrakumar offered the cheques. Above all, every week 5 people with limb loss are going to receive assistances on priority basis. “An artificial limb producing factory is to be set in Kilinochchi at a cost of 12 million rupees very soon.” Minister said.
In his address Governor stated that a scholarship scheme will be introduced to the children from the family which lost their limbs during the war or natural cause. It is necessary to find disabled people from other districts of Northern Province and fulfill their needs. For this purpose large amount of fund is spent every year through Ministry of Social Services and other projects.
Govt. Agent of Kilinochchi District Roobavathy Ketheeswaran and Karachchi DS Division Secretary Nageswaran also took part at this event.
To prepare the Grade 5 students of Pallai, Maruthankerny and Thalaiady areas for the scholarship examination 2013 to be held this month, Headquarters 55 Division organized examination-oriented seminars. The first one was organized on 6th of August at Pallai Central College where nearly 140 students attended and got their knowledge refreshed on subject matters.
Inauguration ceremony was attended by the Commander 552 Brigade Colonel Deepal Wanniarachchi as the Chief Guest.
It was an unmatched performance, two-day emotion packed ceremony – Education exhibition in Kilinochchi, organized by Major General Udaya Perera, Security Forces Commander, at the Kilinochchi Madhya Mahavidyalayam from 28 to 29 June. Kilinochchi Security Forces Commander has written a new chapter in the ‘reconciliation concept’ and on how to win the hearts and mind of the people.
People and students of Kilinochchi were flabbergasted over the compassion the Security Forces Commander and his men and women shown in the education of the students.
Security Forces in Kilinochchi has shown their concern and interest in the welfare of the children of Kilinochchi, as if they were their brothers’ and sisters’ children – something unbelievable and exemplary.
At the two-day Education Exhibition, total number of 1554 Scholarships were awarded for students of 121 Schools coming under SFHQ (Kilinochchi) from the districts of Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu and Mannar.