19th February 2023 17:45:59 Hours
Giving a further boost to civil-military cooperation projects in the Eastern Province, 5 Sri Lanka Artillery (5 SLA) troops of the 222 Infantry Brigade and the 22 Infantry Division under the Security Force HQ- East (SFHQ - E) enthusiastically coordinated and contributed to a donation of school accessories and essentials to 100 students, learning at Mahawelipura School in Sooriyapura on Tuesday (Feb 14).
The 'Blissful Minds' Association through the coordination of the SFHQ - E spent Rs. 2 million for this worthy cause by buying school accessories and essentials for the benefit of students of low-income groups, resident in the area served by the 222 Infantry Brigade. The event was held at School premises after inviting the beneficiaries to the location.
The project was conducted under the guidance of Major General Sujeewa Hettiarachchi, Commander, SF - E and Major General Saliya Amunugama, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 22 Infantry Division.
Brigadier Nalaka Malsinghe, Commander 222 Infantry Brigade, and Lieutenant Colonel B.W.C Wanniarachchi, Commanding Officer (CO), 5 SLA closely supervised the programme with the support of school authorities and troops.
GOC, 22 Infantry Division attended the event as the chief guest, while Commander, 222 Infantry Brigade, CO, 5 SLA, Senior Officers, Officers, donors of Blissful Minds Association, Other Ranks, Principal with the tutorial staff of Mahavelipura School and parents of children attended the programme.