CSD holds 'Avurudu Pola'
The Annual 'Avurudu Pola' (New Year Fair) of the
Civil Security Department (CSD) was declared open today (07th
Tuesday, April 2015).
The New Year trade fair is being held in view of
the traditional Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebrations. It is being
organized by the Seva Vanitha Unit of the CSD.
The trade fair was declared open by Ms. Chathurika
Sirisena this morning. Director General of the CSD Mr. Chandraratne
Pallegama and the President of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the CSD,
Mrs. Lakshmi Pallegama received the chief guest upon her arrival at
Essential items including dry food stuff, fresh
vegetables, fruits and other household items are being sold at
special concessionary prices in order to assist the general public
during this festive season. The two day fair will end tomorrow.
The Civil Security Force performed an important
role during the terrorist conflict. Since the end of war they have
been involved in numerous development projects throughout the
country. They also run many agricultural ventures.
During the opening ceremony, funds collected by
the Anuradhapura battalion were presented to the Seva Vanitha
President Mrs. Pallegama. Funds for the housing projects carried out
by the CSD were also distributed among the relevant officials.
Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit (SVU) of the
Ministry of Defence Mrs. S Basnayake, heads of tri forces and police
SVU and senior military officers were present at the occasion.