02nd July 2016 00:20:40 Hours
Security Force Headquarters – Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) commemorated its 7th anniversary on June 24 giving priority to an overnight Pirith chanting ceremony and an alms-giving to Maha Sangha at its headquarters premises.
SFHQ-KLN was established on 29 June 2009 after the successful completion of humanitarian operations to ensure the security for the whole of Kilinochchi district.
As another feature of the event, a total of 35 Army personnel, including officers and other ranks donated blood to the Kilinochchi District Hosital.
Hindu religious observances at Sri Kanakambigai Kovil, Islamic prayer sessions at Jumma Mosque Kilinochchi and a special mass at St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church at Kilinochchi took place respecting where blessings were invoked on the Army.
The commemorative events were conducted under the guidance of Major General Amal Karunasekara, Commander, SFHQ-KLN at all respective places during June 24 - 29.
Deviating from the stereotype, Commander, SFHQ-KLN offered financial assistance to several landslide-affected soldiers from Aranayake.
Another tree planting programme was also conducted at the headquarters premises to coincide with the anniversary events.
In addition an all rank lunch took place on the same day at the SFHQ-KLN premises.
As the final event of the programme, a musical entertainment was held on June 30 to provide enjoyment to the troops serving under the SFHQ-KLN.
Commander, Forward Maintenance Area – KLN, General Officers Commanding, Brigade Commanders, Officers, Other Ranks and Civil Staff serving under the SFHQ-KLN attended the anniversary programmes.