19th July 2021 18:06:36 Hours
Giving a helping hand to the government's organic fertilizer production process as per directions of the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army General Shavendra Silva, Kilinochchi troops as directed by the Commander, Security Forces Kilinochchi, Major General Harendra Ranasinghe initiated a fertilizer processing centre inside the 663 Brigade HQ premises in Jayapuram, Pooneryn with the aim of increasing organic fertilizer production for farming needs.
The Commander Security Forces, Kilinochchi graced the inaugural ceremony of the organic fertilizer processing centre on 16 July 2021 which expects to produce 30 tons of compost fertilizer per month. During the ceremony, the Commander Security Forces Kilinochchi personally supervised the production process and gave necessary instructions to the troops and encouraged them. This production centre established under the supervision of the General Officer Commanding, 66 Division, Major General Ajith Dissanayake and the Commander, 663 Brigade, Brigadier Subashan Liyanagama is supported by a large group of soldiers.
As a part of this project, it is expected to improve community awareness on the advantages of use of organic fertilizer. Thus, the Army expects to fulfill organic fertilizer requirements in Kilinochchi area after full production and provides technical support to local farmers for production of their own organic fertilizer.
The General Officer Commanding 66 Division, Major General Ajith Dissanayake, Commanding Officers, senior officers were also present during the occasion. This event was conducted adhering to Covid-19 control and prevention health guidelines.