Sri Lanka Army

Defenders of the Nation

Published on - 10/24/2005


Four Army soldiers who were disabled in the war became the owners of new shelters under the second phase of the Kuliyapitiya Mabelton Ranaviru Housing Scheme, Saturday (15).

After being received by the Adjutant General of the Army Major General W.U.B Edirisinghe, Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shantha Kottegoda, the Chief Guest, unveiled a plaque in the premises. This was followed by religious observances before the Commander planted a sapling to mark the opening of the Ranviru Village.

Army Commander, symbolizing the official handing-over delivered the keys of the new houses and a casket containing the official documents of ownership to the recipients, Lance Corporal H.M.W. Kumara from 3 Sri Lanka Light Infantry, Lance Corporal P.M.S. Palitha from 2 Commando Regiment, Private M.U.M.R.P. Karunathilake from 9 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment and Private B.A.S. Buthpitiya from 7 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment.

This valuable plot of land situated closer to the Kuliyapitiya town was donated by Philanthropist Mr. Devendra Madhavan, Proprietor of DEMASU Property Development (Pvt) Ltd.

A special memento was offered to Mr Devendra Madhavan on the occasion by the Commander in appreciation of his kind gesture.

Mrs Sonia Kottegoda, President Army Seva Vanitha Branch, Major General V.N Wijegoonawardhana, Commander 11 Division, Major General W.B. Peiris, Master General Ordnance and other senior officers participated in the ceremony.

Divisional Secretary of Kuliyapitiya West, Mr. R.A.B.P. Rupasinghe, Headquarters Inspector of the Police, Chief Inspector H.I Perera and various other distinguished guests were also present.