16th July 2021 21:38:03 Hours
A collective effort of the 5(V) Mechanized Infantry Regiment troops along with troops serving under the Security Force HQ-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) succeded in constructing another new house for a needy family as a part of the SF-KLN's community project.
Major General Harendra Ranasinghe, Commander, Security Forces - Kilinochchi, giving a true push to the Army Commander-initiated house construction project for needy families, 5(V) MIR vested an Army-built new home to Mr. Sinnavi Nawarathnam in Kasikuda, Poonaryn on 16 July 2021.
With the direction of the General Officer Commanding of the 66 Infantry Division Major General Ajith Dissanayake and Commander 663 Infantry Brigade Brigadier Subashan Liyanagama, Commanding Officer 5(v) MIR Lieutenant Colonel ERA Silva extended needed financial and manpower assistance for construction works.
In addition, Battalion troops managed to provide required household furniture, appliances, dry ration packs, fresh vegetables and stationery packs for children’s use.
Major General Harendra Ranasinghe, Commander, Security Forces-Kilinochchi as the Chief Guest at the house-warming occasion highly appreciated the troops who contributed to the construction of this house. The General Officer Commanding of the 66 Infantry Division Major General Ajith Dissanayake, senior officers in the SFHQ-KLN, DS Poonaryn Division, Grama Seva Official in Kollakarachchi GN Division and several others attended to the event adhering all Covid-19 preventive measures.