Dec 03, 2018

Army constructs tank for Northerners (pics)

The Vaddukodai, Walavilkulam tank which was in a dilapidated and unusable condition for a long period of time, had been renovated by the Army personnel under the directives of the Northern Security Force Headquarters Commander Major General Dharshana Hettiarachchi and vested with the public yesterday (02).

The request to repair this tank was made to the army by the Jaffna, Vaddukodai farmers association and the Jaffna friends organization and the repair was carried out by the army soldiers under the instructions of the SFJ Commander.

The army team had utilized heavy machinery and widened the tank and repaired it so that the people could utilize the water for their farming activities. The farmers expressed sincere gratitude to the army for this service as now they can cultivate the lands that had thus far been abandoned due to the lack of water.

The Indian Consul General S. Balachandran, senior army officers and the farming community participated in this event.

Pics by Madawa Kulasooriya- Vavuniya Corr.