05th December 2018 13:36:39 Hours
143 Brigade Headquarters, situated in Puttalam commemorated its 8th anniversary on Friday (30) with several programmes.
16 Gajaba Regiment (GR) troops presented a Guard Turnout to the 143 Brigade Commander, Brigadier Dhammika Dissanayake on arrival and afterwards he addressed the troops.
During evening hours, an all-night Pirith chanting commenced at the Headquarters, followed by an alms-giving to 10 Buddhist monks, following morning on Saturday (1).
To coincide with the anniversary, troops planted more than 500 ‘Ehela’ saplings on both sideways along the Kurunegala – Puttalam road as their contribution to the ongoing ‘Ranaviru Haritha Arna’ tree planting project of the Army.
The anniversary events, organized on the directions of the 14 Division of the Security Force Headquarters - West, concluded with a friendly cricket match played between Brigade Officers and Other Ranks in the camp playground.