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29th October 2015 15:53:47 Hours

Presidential 'Wana Ropa' Project in Full Swing

A number of formations of the Security Force Headquarters (SFHQs) have begun to contribute to ‘Wana Ropa’ programme of the government as per directions of the Ministry of Environment. 

Troops of the SFHQ-Wanni planted 50 plants in their SFHQ-W premises with the help of officers and other ranks. Brigadier J.A.D.P Jayatilleke, Brigadier General Staff (BGS) of the SFHQ-W attended the occasion and joined troops.

6 Sri Lanka Army General Service Corps (SLAGSC) coining its own catch words, ‘Thuru Kepakaru’ and ‘Api Nirathuru’ planted 1000 tree saplings inside the Army Farm, Kandakadu . 

Major General M.H.P Mihindukulasuriya, Colonel Commandant, SLAGSC initiated the project by planting the first tree sapling in the Kandakadu farm premises. 

Brigadier W.G.L Padmakumara, Brigadier Admin and Quartering, SFHQ-E, Colonel A.K.D Gunerathne, Director Agriculture and Livestock  and several senior officers attended the occasion.

Moreover, woman soldiers of the 3 (V) Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC) on Friday (23) planted tree saplings in their Camp premises, Dehiattakandiya and joined the national project.

On the same day, 50 plants were planted by troops of the 3 (V) Military Intelligence Corps (MIC) in the 3 MIC premises, Giritale to support the project.

In the meantime, troops of the 24 Sri Lanka National Guards (SLNG) during 23, 25 and 26 October planted more than 40 tree saplings in their respective Camp premises, Verugal with the participation of the officers and other ranks.

Moreover, 250 saplings were planted at the Infantry Training Centre (ITC) premises, Minneriya during 23-24 October to be in line with the programme.

On Monday (26), troops of the 53 Division planted 150 plants inside the 53 Division premises. On the same day, troops of the Security Force Headquarters- Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) planted 70 saplings in the SFHQ-KLN premises and troops of the 9 Gemunu Watch (GW) meanwhile on Monday (26) planted 150 saplings in the 9 GW premises, Aralaganwila.

In addition, troops of the 10 Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) on Saturday (24) planted 150 saplings in different formations of the 10 SLA during the programme. 

Moreover, troops of the 5 Sri Lanka National Guards (SLNG) planted 250 saplings at the 5 SLNG premises during 28-29 October as part of their contribution.

Security Force Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) conducted their tree planting programme on 26 October. Major General Nandana Udawatte, Commander, SFHQ-J planted the first tree sapling to mark the commencement of the project. A total of 1500 saplings to be planted in this programme.

Moreover, troops of the 611 Brigade under the SFHQ-W  planted 50 plants in the Brigade premises to support the project.