16th November 2015 21:47:08 Hours
Seva Vanitha welfare shops at Kendalanda-Panagoda, Jawatta and Manning Town are gaining popularity with the start of the sale of fresh vegetables, grown in the Army-managed farms in Kandakadu, Vellankulam, Nachchikuda, Udayarkattukulam, Yala Palatupana, Panaluwa, Diyatalawa, Ekala, Kohilawagurawatta and the Manik Farm during Tuesdays and Fridays.
Fresh vegetables such as brinjals, sweet pumpkin, ladies fingers, raddish, long beans, bitter gourd, beans, beetroot, green chilies, snake gourd, kekiri, elabatu, kankun and food items like, chicken, curd, eggs, banana, sweet melon, etc are now available at above Seva Vanitha welfare shops, following new initiatives launched by the Sri Lanka Army General Service Corps (SLAGSC), headed by its Colonel Commandant Major General M.H.P Mihindukulasuriya in close coordination with the Directorate of Agriculture and Livestock of the Army.
The new programme implemented in March 2015 with the blessings of the Commander of the Army has proved to be a success since those essentials are sold at concessionary rate within hours soon after direct supplies from those Army farms reach those sale outlets in and around Colombo on Tuesdays and Fridays.
As photos depict, those vegetables and food items are packed maintaining quality standards before they are brought and handed to the Seva Vanitha shops. In addition to members of the Army families, the general public has possibility of buying those items from those shops.