Security Force Headquarters - (Jaffna)

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17th December 2020 22:33:39 Hours

Commander of the Army Inaugurates ‘Uppuvayal Kulam’ Tank in Vaddukoddai

Security Forces (Jaffna) extended another phase of social welfare projects, to preserve water resource for the benefit of framers and citizens in Vaddukoddai area. On the request brought forward by Dr. Sidambaran Mohan the President of 'Friends of Jaffna' organization and the Farmers' Society of Vadukkoddai – Southwest with the coordination of Mr. E Nishanth the Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture Development Board, Mrs Premani Ponnambalam Divisional Secretary of Walikamam West and Mr. K Maheshan Government Agent Jaffna, Major General Senarath Bandara Commander Security Forces (Jaffna) directed under command troops to renovate the unattended ‘Uppuvayal Kulam’ tank in Vaddukkodai for the public use. The most important manpower for the renovation project was provided by troops belong to 10 Field Regiment of Sri Lanka Engineers and 11 Sri Lanka Light Infantry under the supervision of Brigadier Mohamed Fariz Commander 513 Brigade and Major General Sumith Premalal General Officer Commanding 51 Division.

The perfectly renovated ‘Uppuvayal Kulam’ tank in Vaddukkodai was inaugurated by the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva during a grand ceremony held on 17 December 2020 following the best practices of social distancing. On the occasion, the farmers beseeched the blessings of deities by mixing holy water brought from the Kashi Ganga Nadi (River Ganges in Varanasi) in India into the new waters.

Years back, the tank provided adequate water resource for farming lands in surrounding villages, and later it ended up with dry bottom due to shortfall of rain throughout the passage of time. Mr. Vamadewa Tyagendran, the head of ‘Thiyahie Charitable Trust’ funded the mega renovation project which brought new hopes for the deserving farmers in Vaddukkodai area. The renovated tank would provide water resource sufficient to cultivate 4000 Acres of farming lands.

Religious Dignitaries, Commander Security Forces – Jaffna, The Consul General of India in Jaffna Mr. S Balachandran, General Officers Commanding 51, 52 and 55 Divisions, Commander Forward Maintenance Area (North), Brigadier General Staff and Brigadier Admin and Quartering Security Forces– Jaffna, Government Agent Jaffna, Additional Government Agent (Land) Jaffna, Divisional Secretary of Walikamam West, Military Personnel, Government Officials and civilian were present to witness the inauguration ceremony.