Fully-geared Sri Lanka Army troops, engaged in reconstruction and relief assignments in Salawa -Kosgama areas on June 13 distributing exercise books among 1349 affected students and stitching new school uniforms during a symbolic ceremony, held at St John Bosco Vidyalaya, Kaluaggala.
Representing the Commander of the Army who initiated the project, Major General Channa Goonetilleke, Commandant, Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) attended the main inaugural ceremony at the above venue by donating books to a representative gathering of 126 students in the presence of Bandara Mapa, Divisional Secretary for Seethawaka, DMSK Dissanayake, Zonal Education Director for Homagama, Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, Security Forces – West, principals, teachers and several state officials. At the same venue, symbolic beginning of the school uniform-sewing by Army troops commenced with the objective of providing more relief to affected students.
Under the programme, 1,223 other beneficiaries, elsewhere in different schools in Kosgama received books during the course of the day. The programme has been designed to cover students in grade 1 to 5, grade 6 to 9 and grade 10 to 13 in all the schools, as per their needs.
Professionals of the Ranaviru Apparels of the Army volunteered to sew school uniforms, free of charge, following a project, launched by Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army who a few days ago launched the same at Kollonnawa for the benefit of students, affected by recent floods.