15th February 2022 18:50:11 Hours
On the conceptual notion of Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Colonel of the Regiment of Gajaba Regiment, General Shavendra Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc MPhil, a new house Constructed by the troops of 7 (V) Battalion Gajaba Regiment was handed over to a physically disabled war hero on Sunday (13).
The auspicious worming and formal inauguration of the newly constructed house took place at Ranavirugama, Pangolla in a ceremony attended by Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Colonel of the Regiment of Gajaba Regiment General Shavendra Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc MPhil.
Lance Corporal Illangasinghe IMP 2 (V) GR whose right leg was amputated due to an Anti-personnel Mine explosion in 1990, is a father of three children was without a proper house, having identified his living condition, the Gajaba Regimental Centre initiated the construction of a new house for this deserving war hero with the funds jointly provided by the Directorate of Veterans Affairs and the Regimental Centre.
Further, this house was fully furnished with the financial assistance jointly provided by Regimental Centre,2(V) GR and 7(V) GR.