27th June 2020 18:20:31 Hours
A group of overseas-based Sri Lankan expatriates at the request of the General Officer Commanding, 23 Infantry Division Major General Dhammika Jayasundara and Colonel General Staff Security Forces - East Colonel Subath Sanjeewa sponsored the donation of dry ration packs, kitchen equipment and bedding items for 50 needy families in the Dehiaththakandiya Divisional Secretariat Division on Tuesday (23).
Dr Gayan Wedawatta UK, Dr Nilupa Udawatta, Australia, Ms Avanthi Angammana, UK, Ms Iroshini Dassanayake, Australia, Mr. & Mrs A. De Silva of UK, Dr. Anupa Manewa UK, Dr. Himali Somaweera, Mr. Sagara Kalutotage and Ms. Erandathi Rajakaruna USA jointly sponsored the purchase of those provisions to the needy.
On the directions of the Commander Security Forces -East, Major General Senarath Bandara, 232 Brigade troops organized the distribution of those relief packs by inviting those less-privileged families with economic hardships in Kadirapura, Bambarawana, Sooriya Pokuna, Henanigala and Mawanawela villages to the Shalika Hall at Dehiaththakandiya.
This community-oriented empowering programme was an initiative aimed at supporting the livelihood of those poor segments of the society.
Commander 232 Brigade, Brigadier Wasantha Liyanawaduge, several Officers and Other Ranks were present at the occasions.