Air Force builds new classroom building for school
Ayagama Primary School in Ratnapura was provided with a new classroom
building, under an initiative taken by the Sri Lanka Air Force. The new
class room building constructed as a CSR project of the Seva Vanitha
Unit of the Sri Lanka Air Force was declared open during a ceremony,
recently (02nd November 2017).
According to Air Force media, the school was destroyed
during the devastating floods that hit the country in May this year
(2017). The Air Force undertook the responsibility to construct a new
classroom for the school as a community service project. With funds from
the Sri Lanka Air Force Command Welfare Fund, the SLAF Station
Katukurunda completed the construction work.
The opening ceremony was attended by the Chairperson
of SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit Mrs. Anoma Jayampathy, SLAF Director Logistics
Air Vice Marshal Sagra Kotakadeniya and senior Air Force officers.
Sri Lanka Air Force together with the Army and Navy
contributed immensely to carry out rescue and relief missions during the
May floods. Fifteen Districts in the Southern part of the country were
affected by the natural catastrophe. Air Force had deployed its Mi-17,
Bell-212 and Bell-412 Helicopters for emergency rescue operations,
medical evacuation, cargo and troop transport, and B200 Beachcraft for
airborne reconnaissance in flood effected areas. Food parcels and dry
rations were also provided to flood victims by the Air Force.