Troops assist people to access clean drinking water
Sri Lanka Army troops in the North rendered assistance
to the newly resettled people in Keppapilavu in Mullaitivu to clean the
drinking water wells in the area on Thursday (25th January). According
to Army media, troops of the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT)
cleaned the drinking water wells that were left in a state of neglect
for many years in the recently released Keppapilavu locality.
This community service initiative was taken by the
troops after some civilians brought the matter to their notice.
Initially 12 of the 24 wells were cleaned by the troops. The project was
completed within a few days with the assistance of the civilian now
An area of 133.4 acres of land was released by the
Army in December last year (2017) to the civilian owners in Mullaitivu.
Troops also took measures to renovate 28 houses at their own cost that
stood in the land before handing it over to the owners. Army had also
taken measures to open a road that stretches through the Security Force
Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) connecting Vattappalai and
Mullaittivu on New Year's Eve this year as measure of building goodwill
They also helped the people clean up the abandoned
Kottadi Pullaiyar Kovil building and conduct a special religious
ceremony. On the Thai Pongal Festival day that fell on 14th (January),
troops visited the houses of the newly resettled people and hosted them