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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 -  5.34 GMT
Army boosts Jaffna low income families' economy


The Security Force Jaffna (SF-J) arranged a donation of livestock among 200 low income families, continuing Army's community welfare programs for needy people of Jaffna.

In a simple ceremony organized at Muttvaly grounds in the Jaffna town cattle and 100 goats were handed over to the beneficiaries to strengthen their economy.

Traditional Industries and Small Enterprises Development Minister Douglas Devananda was the chief guest. At the same time, 1,000 coconut saplings were also distributed among the school children to encourage them to contribute to the national economy.

Meanwhile, 500 teak plants, 500 cashew plants, 500 margosa plants and 500 banana plants were also given to the farming families. Beneficiaries were selected from the areas of 51, 52 and 55 Divisions. The donation was arranged on the guidance of Commander SF-J Major General Udaya Perera.

Earlier on November 6 - Full Moon Poya Day, Jaffna troops handed over 100 cattle to 100 low income families at the same location with assistance of Sri Bodhiraja Foundation.





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