18th October 2020 08:40:36 Hours
A total of 300 coconut saplings, donated by the Coconut Development Board were planted across Army brigades/battalions serving under the 56 Division HQ in the general area of Kokeliya on 13 October 2020 on account of the 23rd Anniversary of the 56 Division HQ.
Accordingly, on the directions of Major General Wasantha De Abrew, General Officer Commanding, 56 Division, troops serving 561, 562, 563 Brigades as well as in 7 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) , 16 SLSR, 21 SLSR, 15 (V) SLSR 17 (V) SLSR and 17 (V) Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) Battalions, joined the campaign simultaneously by planting coconut saplings in their respective compounds.
This programme was launched in line with the Army Commander's 'Thuru Mithuru-Nawa Ratak' campaign, dedicated to the cultivation of crops and tree planting. Major General Dhammika Jayasinghe, Commander Security Forces- Wanni gave the green light to go ahead with the project.
Adhering to preventive health measures, troops participated in the programme.