MR CHANNA RANASINGHE, Chairman, United Sri Lanka Association in New Zealand, a school-time pal of Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army, in addition to his previous assistance to the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), has once again donated ten more artificial limbs to be distributed among disable War Heroes.
On the sidelines of the SVAB monthly meeting for April on Monday (3), ten disable War Heroes from Sri Lanka National Guard, Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment, Gajaba Regiment and Gemunu Watch received those artificial limbs from Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch. The donation took place at the SVAB auditorium, Army Headquarters.
During the same meeting, attended by all office- bearers and senior members, two chairpersons of Gemunu Watch Seva Vanitha and Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment Seva Vanitha separately presented two cheques, Rs 100, 000 worth, each to Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, collected as profits from the Rana Aruna Udana New Year fairs. The donation is to be used for the ‘Brave Hearts’- ‘Abimansala’ construction project at Anuradhapura. Mrs Jayasuriya presided the meeting.
The meeting on a priority basis focused on ‘Brave Hearts’ project and the forthcoming “Tharu Dilena Reyak” musical entertainment, in aid of the upcoming Anuradhapura ‘Abimansala’. The attendees also discussed arrangements regarding the forthcoming SVAB alms-giving in connection with the Vesak celebrations.