A Sharamadana was organized by the 513 Brigade on 12th June to reconstruct the road running from Mavankallady to Thelippalai and clean either side. This community welfare project was organized to mark the Poson Full Moon day. Nearly 85 soldiers representing 2nd Sri Lanka Light Infantry, 11th Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment and 14th Gemunu Watch participated in the Shramadana. This 5 km road is used by hundreds of civilians in Kolankallady Grama Niladhari Division on daily routine. Showing solidarity to this worthy act by the Army, about 35 villagers contributed their labour to make the Shramadana a success. The Brigade offered meals to all who took part in the programme.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police (SLCMP) attached to the Headquarters 51 Division held a workshop on road safety for students of Jaffna Central College at its auditorium recently. Officers of Jaffna Police delivered lectures during the workshop attended by 310 students and 7 teachers.
Some more houses and lands in Vadamaratchi East, Pachchilapallai and Valikamam areas, hitherto occupied by the Army, were released on Friday (23) after shifting those camps to government lands.
Commander Security Forces – Jaffna (SF-J) Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe delivered the documents related to the release of 51 acres and 7 houses in Uduththurai, Mamunai, Champiyanpattu and Pullopallai to the Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprises Development Mr. Douglas Devananda who subsequently handed them over to Civil Administrative Authorities. Camps were established in those areas by the Army in 2009 after defeating the LTTE terrorists in Humanitarian Operation.
Divisional Secretary Vadamaratchi East Mr. S. Saththiyaseelan, Administrative Officer Pachchilapallai Divisional Secretariat Mr. T. Suntharamoorth, General Officer Commanding 55 Division Brigadier Ajith Wijesinghe and a large crowd attended the handing over ceremony held at Thalaiady Central College. The 55 Division had arranged a donation of dry ration packs, each worth of Rs. 2000/=, for 75 low income families in the area on the same occasion.