Sunday, June 27, 2010

"Troops will be given permanent houses in N-E" - SL Army Commander

Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya has said that steps are being taken to establish permanent Army formations in the North and East with troops on duty even being given permanent houses in those areas.

According to the army website Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya said this after meeting the most Ven. Thibottuwawe Sri Sumangala, Maha Nayake Thera of the Malwatte Chapter and the Ven. Dr Niyangoda Vijitha, Anu Nayake Thera of the Mallwatte Chapter at the monastery in Kandy today.

“Army personnel arriving in those areas for duty are to be provided permanent houses and allowed to engage in cultivation work if they so desire. A large segment of the Army, including the Engineer Services are constructing highways, bridges, houses, factories, etc in those areas and this will save a lot of money for the government”, the army website quoted the Army Commander as saying.

© Daily Mirror Online

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