02nd January 2017 18:05:04 Hours
In response to a request made by the Jaffna-based Karampaikurichchi Nursery School, the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), facilitated the visit of a group of kids in Varany area to the Palaly airport and its surroundings on Saturday (31).
Their request was made a reality by Major General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna (SF-J) with the coordination of the Sri Lanka Air Force as a gesture of goodwill and understanding which would in turn promote reconciliation and co-existence.
Altogether 33 kids, 4 teachers and ten parents were delighted to visit this place since they have not earlier seen an airport or its operations.
Towards the end of the tour, the Commander, SF-J visited the kids and distributed complimentary gifts among those kids. Sri Lanka Air Force meanwhile offered refreshments to all the picnic-goers.
Later on, those kids visited the Kankasanthurai naval base and spent a couple of minutes seeing ships and boats.
Teachers and parents appreciated SFHQ-J arrangements and thanked it for all hospitality.