Troops serving 62 Division in Padaviya, Unvalkaddu and Marathodai areas have thrown their full weight behind community projects, aimed at providing assistance and relief.
Soldiers attached to 26 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (26 SLSR) under 623 Brigade Headquarters actively supported the roof thatching work of the 55 new houses under construction at Kambiliwewa area, No 5 Buddhangala Grama Niladhari Division as those villagers did not possess the technical know-how.
Meanwhile, 11 Gemunu Watch (11 GW) troops serving 623 Brigade provided relief to drought-affected civilians in Unwalkaddu area by transporting drinking water to them continuously for one week. General Officer Commanding, 62 Division took initiatives in this connection after shortage of drinking water was brought to his notice.
In another development several selected officers and soldiers of 11 GW thrice a week conduct Sinhala and English language training classes for students at Marathodai Primary Tamil School in the Vavuniya North Divisional Secretariat at the request of state officials and senior citizens of the village.