The Sri Lanka Army which played a significant role in enthroning peace in the country is now engaged in several community service projects. Providing shelter to the homeless is one such project.
The programme mooted by the Army to build new houses for civilians of Jaffna who were deprived of their houses due to terrorism, is continuing unabated. One thousand houses have already been given to the homeless.
Jaffna Commanding Officer Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe said that with the completion of the humanitarian operations, the resettlement of the displaced civilians in Jaffna has been speeded up under the Uthuru Wasanthaya Programme. 95 percent of the displaced have already been resettled under the Government’s mediation. He said they planned to complete end this work soon
The value of each house built with the contribution of the war heroes is 500 thousand rupees. The Jaffna civilians highly appreciate this noble task of the soldiers who shouldered the task of creating a peaceful environment by routing terrorism.