18th September 2020 17:23:44 Hours
Troops of the 1 Engineer Services Regiment, Sri Lanka Army Pioneer Corps and the Security Forces-West jointly constructed new home for a needy family in Gonapola, Horana on the directions given by Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army after the MTV/MBC, 'Sirasa' Media network through its 'Sirasa Niwasa' project sought the Army assistance in this regard.
Major General Chula Abeynayake, Commander Security Forces –West enabled the technically-skilled engineering and other troops to complete the project with funds and resources, made available by the 'Sirasa Niwasa'. Colonel TCL Ganepola RWP RSP psc, Project Officer - SFHQ (West) graced the auspicious inaugural house-warming as the chief guest, together with Mrs Needra Weerasinghe, Head of the MTV and MBC Network representing the 'Sirasa Niwasa' programme on 18 September 2020.
After the plight of poverty-stricken Mr Ruwan Presanjith’s living condition was brought to the notice, the sponsors in order to mitigate the costs turned to the Commander of the Army in search of Army manpower and their construction skills for erection of this much-needed house. In accordance with ancient traditions, the day's chief guest and the sponsors at the auspicious minute unveiled a plaque.
Lt Col HS Karunathilake, Assistant Project Officer SFHQ - West, 'Sirasa' officials, relatives of the family and well-wishers were associated with the day's event.