09th May 2021 21:36:01 Hours
Troops of the 59 Division under the SFHQ-MLT following receipt of a donation of 5000 face masks from a philanthropist in the South took steps to distribute them among the general public on Monday (3).
Mr Sumanasiri of Nugegoda gifted those 5000 face masks to Brigadier G.D Suriyabandara, General Officer Commanding, 59 Division for distribution among the general public in Nandikadal areas. The donation was coordinated by Lieutenant Colonel De Soyza, Civil Affairs Officer of the 59 Division.
An awareness project on the virus meanwhile educated the masses on the importance of wearing of face masks, social distancing practices, health practices and all other preventive measures in the same areas by troops on the same day (3).