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Security Force Headquarters
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01st July 2019 11:16:16 Hours

AGRICULTURAL TRAINING SESSIONS AT SECURITY FORCE HEADQUARTERS (EAST)

In line with the multifarious educative and awareness programmes conducted for the benefit of all ranks of Security Force (East), an initiative was launched with a concept of Major General Aruna Jayasekera Commander Security Force (East) intending to uplift the living standards of the soldiers of Security Forces (East) through agro-based self-employment ventures.

A series of agricultural training sessions were organized at the Security Force Headquarters (East) with the view to acquire the contribution of human recourse of Sri Lanka Army to the agro-economic development of the Nation. Thereby, a lecture on TJC Mango cultivation was conducted by Mr. I G Weerasooriya, the Manager of Ellawala Horticulture (Pvt) Ltd and his assistant Mrs. Chandima Madhushani on Tuesday 25.

On the following day, the soldiers were educated on bee farming with a fruitful awareness session conducted by Mr. Thissa Bandara Thambawita, the Secretary of ‘Bingu Sampath Surakime Sanwidhanaya’ and a lecture on Mushroom cultivation by Mr. R A T K M Ranaweera aiming at introducing with an additional source of income for the soldiers.

The closing ceremony of these sessions was conducted on 27 of June at the Headquarters of 5 (V) Battalion of Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps, Dalukana with the presence of Mr. N K G K Nemmawatta - the Secretary of the State Ministry of Defence as the Chief Guest. Mr. Sasika Wasalage - the Project Officer of the Ministry of Primary Industries and Social Empowerment, Major General Manoj Mudannayaka - Commander FMA (East) / Colonel of the Regiment of Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps, Major General Kapila Udalupola - GOC 23 Division, Brigadier Michael Wanniarachchi - BAQ SFHQ (East), Colonel Roshan Jayamanna - Commander 232 Brigade, Colonel R Elvitigala - Commander 233 Brigade and Major S G M Premathilaka SLAWC - the Commanding Officer 5(V) SLAWC were also among the invitees.