13th April 2019 08:42:22 Hours
Major General Aruna Jayasekara, Commander, Security Forces - East (SF-E) with the objective of further promoting understanding between civil society and the Army, had a discussion with Muslim religious leaders in Kattankudy area on Tuesday (9) at Kattankudy Hizbullah hall.
During the discussion, special attention was given on common challenges, encountered by people in the Eastern Province, such as land issues, illegal activities and widely-spreading drug menace that has badly affected the youth. All attendees insisted the need for relevant precautions that could be promptly taken to protect the young generation from drug addiction.
The Commander further emphasized the need to have effective communication between the Army and the civil society in overcoming those challenges of the society. In response to the Commander's views, Muslim religious leaders agreed to provide the fullest support in this regard and paid their gratitude for the Commander SF-E for organizing these kinds of forums.
Maulavi M.I Adam Lebbe, the President of Jamiatul Ulama - Kattankudy and mosque members, Major General W.A.K.B Udalupola, General Officer Commanding 23 Division, and several Senior Officers attended the meeting.