Army builds much needed facility for hill country school
sanitary facility built at the
Kotagala Tamil Maha Vidyalaya in
the Nuwara Eliya District was
vested with the students during
a ceremony recently. The much
needed facility was built and
gifted to the school by the Sri
The new sanitary facility, consisting of seven toilets
was built in response to a request by the school's Principal. Troops of
the Corps of Engineer Services (CES) under the Security Force
Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-Cen) had donated about Rs. 1.3 million for
the construction of new facility at the school.
The handing over ceremony was attended by senior Army
officers of SFHQ-Central, school authorities and students.
On a previous occasion in May last year (2017), such a
facility was provided to the children of the same school in the central
hills. That facility which includes six washrooms was constructed by the
Army in keeping with a pledge made by the President during a stopover en
route to Nuwara Eliya, last year.
Troops of the Corps of Engineer Services (CES) and 19
Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) completed the project at a cost of a
half a million rupees. A new water supply system for the facility was
also installed by the troops.
A large number of such community welfare projects are
undertaken by the Army in keeping with its Community Social
Responsibility programme. These projects are aimed at uplifting the
living standards of the people and promote reconciliation among the
In addition, troops also conduct medical programmes,
educational seminars and award scholarships and other incentives to
elevate the educational standards of the children around the island.
Army's work in such community oriented programmes has
come under wide praise and recognition.