11th September 2019 09:10:59 Hours
An initiative taken by the Security Force Headquarters Kilinochchi enabled more than 120 civilians in the Pooneryn area to receive more than 2000 saplings at a simple ceremony held at Arasapurakulam.
Colonel Madura Wickramarathne, Brigade Commander, 661 Infantry Brigade with the supervision and guidance given by Brigadier Mangala Wijesundara, General Officer Commanding, 66 Infantry Division facilitated the distribution of 2000 saplings provided by HADABIMA Authority of Sri Lanka among civilians in the Pooneryn area. 200 Mango saplings, 910 cashew saplings and 1150 jack saplings were distributed in the event with the intention of encouraging civilians to protect the environment and receive economic benefits in the long run.
The event was held at Battalion Training School, Arasapurakulam with the participation of Brigadier Mangala Wijesundara, General Officer Commanding, 66 Infantry Division, Mr. Palinda Sagara the chairman of HADABIMA Authority of Sri Lanka, Brigade Commanders, Senior Officers, Commanding Officers, Soldiers and a large gathering of civilians.