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Mrs. Chandrika Senanayake

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 Monthly Meeting Gives Away More Humanitarian Assistance & Financial Grants

2018-07-02 18:22:49

The monthly meeting of the Army Seva Vanitha Unit (ASVU), coupled with distribution of a large segment of financial grants and medical aids took place at Manning Town ‘Viru Kekulu’ pre-school auditorium in Narahenpita on Saturday (30), headed by Mrs Chandrika Senanayake, President, ASVU.     

The meeting session commenced with one-minute silence in memory of fallen War Heroes before the Seva Vanitha song was played. 

Mrs. Ruwini Sujeewa Wickramarathna, Secretary, ASVU welcomed the gathering and the budget report on welfare projects and the minutes were produced to the meeting by the Treasurer Major W.W.V.S.K Weerakoon. 

Afterwards, Mrs Senanayake as the Chairperson addressed the gathering and urged the assistance of everyone to carry out ASVU projects in full swing. 

In the meantime, following coordination, done by Lieutenant Colonel N. Mahavithana, Staff Officer I at ASVU, UK-based Mr Udugampola of Lakshith Foundation has agreed to give two scholarships for children of fallen War Heroes. The distribution of those two scholarships took place on the same occasion.   

The climax of the day’s meeting was the distribution of a record Rs 3.5 m worth cash grants and wheelchairs among family members of fallen War Heroes, injured War Heroes and serving War Heroes, most of who had requested the ASVU for house construction assistance. 

During the same meeting, Mrs Anusha Fernando (Vice President), Mrs Ruwini Sujeewa Wickremaratne (Secretary), Mrs Anuja Kariyakarawana (Assistant Secretary) and Mrs Thanuja Dias (Assistant Public Relations Officer) assumed duties, filling the vacancies that existed. 

A Captain of Sri Lanka Army Service Corps (SLASC), more than 20 Warrant Officers, Sergeants and Corporals in the Army and 4 civil employees serving the Army under the ASVU welfare project received cash grants separately to a total value of Rs 3.5 m. In addition, grants were also given to purchase medicine, construction of a drinking water well, purchase of a land and surgical operations. 5 wheelchairs were also donated to family members of Army personnel during the same occasion.


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