Sri Lanka Army

Defender of the Nation

05th June 2023 19:42:03 Hours

Troops Re-do School Plaground & Volleyball Court in Thunukkai

17 (V) Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) troops of the 651 Infantry Brigade under the 65 Infantry Division of the Security Force HQ - Wanni launched two projects simultaneously to renovate the playground of the Roman Catholic Government Tamil Mixed School in Thewanpiddi and the volleyball court of the Government Tamil Mixed School in Vellankulam at the request of school authorities.

According to the directions, provided by Major General E.A.D.P Edirisinghe psc, General Officer Commanding, 65 Infantry Division and Brigadier K.M.W Bandara RSP, Commander, 651 Infantry Brigade, those troops renovated and re-did both the playground and the volleyball court within a few weeks.

Coincident with the ‘National Victory Day’, War Heroes’ commemorations day on 19 May, the Commander of 651 Infantry Brigade as the Chief Guest went to both schools and formally informed the authorities of the completion of the projects.

Major H.M.J Premathilaka, Commanding Officer, 17 (V) SLLI supervised both projects and his troops enthusiastically provided manpower, engineering and technical know-how for both projects.

The Principals with the tutorial staff of respective schools acknowledged the Army support and praised the efforts.

Senior Officers, Officers, Other Ranks and school staff were present at the time of formal inauguration.