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09th October 2021 21:10:59 Hours

East Troops Plant 2000 Coconut Saplings for Army Anniversary

On account of the 72nd Army Anniversary, the Security Force Headquarters - East launched a coconut tree planting campaign in the Army farm compound in Kandakadu on Friday (8) with the participation of hundreds of troops.

On an initiative of the Commander, Security Forces - East, Major General Channa Weerasuriya, troops planted 2000 coconut saplings under the programme. The East Commander planted the first sapling giving start to the project.

This was the first time, such a large number of coconut saplings were planted in one location in the region. It was a symbol of memory on account of the 72nd Army Anniversary.

General Officer Commanding, 23 Division, Major General Nalin Koswatta, Commander, Forward Maintenance Area-East, Major General Mahesh Abeyrathna, Brigadier General Staff of SFHQ-E, Brigadier Sujeewa Jayasinghe, Brigadier Admin & Quartering of SFHQ-E, Brigadier Jagath Weerakoon, Senior Officers, Officers and Other Ranks also attended the occasion.