The Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), intending to resolve issues pertaining to war-affected disable War Heroes, had its sixth ‘mobile service’ arrangement at Panagoda Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) Regimental Headquarters this Morning (27).
Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya, President SVAB accompanied by some senior members of the SVAB attended the mobile service. On arrival, SVAB President was warmly welcomed by SLLI Seva Vanitha Unit President, Mrs. Damayanthi Rathnayake. Commanding Officer of the Re-enforcement Battalion SLLI Lieutenant Colonel Manchanayake delivered the welcome speech.
The mobile service at Panagoda awarded a few hundreds of SLLI disable Officers and Other Ranks the chance of directly meeting most senior officers from the Army Directorate of Welfare, Directorate of Additional Welfare, Directorate of Medical Services, Directorate of Rehabilitation, Directorate of Pay & Records and a few other wings in the Army of direct relevance and concern to them in order to find solutions for their burning issues on the spot without sticking to time-consuming formalities.
Several disable War Heroes attending the occasion sought assistance for the speedy grant of Army loans that have been applied by them but still in waiting while several disable War Heroes aired their grievances on planned completion of their partly-built houses and non-availability of either an own house or a plot of land to call for themselves.
President SVAB considering a housing need of a War Hero promised to construct a house, worth Rs.1 million and instructed the officers to forward necessary details as early as possible.
Mrs. Jayasuriaya who gave patient hearing to those disable War Heroes throughout the day identified and evaluated their problems and promised them speedy action as most of the decision-makers in the Army were also associated with the day’s arrangement at Panagoda. The occasion also permitted those disable War Heroes to find counseling and different guidelines for various problems in their personal home fronts, educational sphere of their children, social and cultural issues, health care, etc.
On the same occasion, Mrs. Jayasuriya, promptly responding to several requirements such as completion of partly-thatched roofs, purchase of water pumping machines or plastic water tanks, etc gave an undertaking to do the needful as soon as possible on behalf of the SVAB with the support of donors and philanthropists in the civil sector.
Following the conclusion of the day’s mobile service, Mrs Jayasuriya took time off to further interact with disable War Heroes after visiting various projects being carried out by them at the Regimental Headquarters premises.