The Civil Defence Force that helped in protecting the country is now playing a leading role in building it.
The Civil Defence Force made a significant contribution in liberating the country from terrorism. It is currently making contributions towards various development projects. The members of the Civil Defence Force at Kantale in Trincomalee have launched a brick manufacturing project and a collective farm. The brick manufacturing centre is operated in the 5th mile post area in Trincomalee. The bricks manufactured at the centre are being used for various government projects in the area. The female members of the force have offered voluntary services for the maintenance of the farm. It comprises five acres. The projects are being implemented under the guidance of the Director General of the Civil Defence Department Rear Admiral Ananda Peiris.