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13th June 2018 20:15:26 Hours

Central Troops Clean Abandoned Tank

Troops of Security Forces Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-Cen) in another humanitarian project, provided assistance to the farming community in Ambegoda area by cleaning Malapudukapolla Tank in Ambegoda Grama Niladari Division in Diyatalawa on Friday (8).

The tank, a small scale water resource which was abandoned for years due to improper maintenance was made re-usable. Aiming to encourage the farmers to utilize natural resources in the area for agricultural requirements, the SFHQ-Cen troops contributed to this social work.

Responding positively to a request made by the Bandarawela Divisional Secretariat Office, Commander, Security Forces - Central (SF-Cen), Major General Rukmal Dias instructed SFHQ-Cen troops to undertake the project and complete it.

Accordingly, one officer and thirteen soldiers contributed to it in order to encourage the paddy cultivation in the area where the SFHQ-Cen is located. The civilians in the area also joined hands with the troops to make this project a success.

Further, the villagers expressed their gratitude towards the Army appreciating efforts taken to clean the tank which is an essential requirement for development of the agriculture in the area.