30th November 2019 21:45:16 Hours
Directorate of Psychological Operations, together with the Directorate Preventive Medicine has launched a training programme to produce Officer Counsellors for resolution of mental, private life issues and other pressing problems among Army soldiers.
In order to launch this project, a workshop with the participation of Jaffna and Kilinochchi troops got underway at the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on 25 November.
The workshop, conducted by Dr Colonel A.T.S Ariyaratne was attended by 19 Officers of the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) and 22 Officers of the SFHQ-KLN.
The comprehensive programme of training of those counsellors would begin shortly at the Colombo Army Hospital, according to the Directorate of Psychological Operations.