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13th May 2019 18:21:05 Hours

Wanni Troops Get Drinking Water for Nawakkulam Families

A group of philanthropists at the request of the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) offered their generosity and installed a tube well for drinking water in the remote Nawakkulam village, a very remote underprivileged area in the Vavuniya Administrative Division.

Nawakkulama, a remote rural village, comprised of over 100 families is badly in need of drinking water and scarcity of water has caused them a series of hardships.

Colonel Indu Samarakoon, Brigadier Administration and Quartering at the SFHQ-W having observed this human requirement took the lead in installing this tube well with the support of lecturers, Mrs Nandani Samarakoon and a team of her friends who provided financial aid to the project.

Installation of the new tube well for drinking water got underway on the directions of Major General Kumudu Perera, Commander, Security Forces - Wanni as one of the multiple social service projects of the SFHQ-W with the intention of redressing the grievances of poor civilians in remote Wanni areas.

The newly-installed tube well was commissioned during a simple ceremony held on Saturday (11) in the presence of Brigadier Administration and Quartering of the SFHQ-W, Colonel Indu Samarakoon along with Mrs Nanadani Samarakoon, one of the main donors.

Colonel Lal Wijethunga, Commander 211 Brigade, Civil Affairs Officers in the SFHQ-W and 211 Brigade Officers, state officials and a gathering of beneficiaries were present at the occasion.