11th October 2017 16:38:26 Hours
As part of the ongoing welfare projects of the Army, a new house, built by troops of the Centre for Army Vocational Training (CAVT) at Saliyawewa for a fellow-soldier was vested in his family during a simple ceremony, held at Rajanganaya on the Army Day (Oct 10).
The soldier, belonging to 11 Gajaba Regiment (GR) whose wife is suffering from a chronic kidney disease was without a proper house for the family and the requirement for a decent house had been projected by the soldier to his superiors.
Brigadier Randula Hathnagoda, Commandant, CAVT after learning about the vital need of the soldier took the initiative in this regard in close cooperation with the National Housing Development Authority which agreed to provide necessary funds for the construction.
Accordingly, CAVT troops promptly responded and built the new house using their engineering and technical skills in a land slot provided by the beneficiary himself at Rajanganaya under the close supervision of the CAVT Commandant.
The newly-built house was warmed in a simple ceremony on Tuesday (10) to coincide with the Army Day, amid religious observances. Brigadier Randula Hathnagoda, Commandant, CAVT cut a ribbon and handed over the keys to the family.
Senior Officers, Other Ranks and a large gathering of invitees attended the occasion, including the Divisional Secretary, District Manager for National Housing Development Authority in Anuradhapura and several other state officials.