Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage handed over the keys of the fourteen houses built by the Navy to naval personnel at a ceremony held at the Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake Auditorium at SLNS Parakrama on 05th September 2013.
Chief of Staff of the Navy, Rear Admiral Jayantha Perera, Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe and senior naval officers were also present on the occasion. Gift parcels were presented to the children of the recipient naval families.
The houses were built under the Navy’s housing project for killed/wounded in action as well as serving naval personnel. Financial assistance, ranging from Rs. 255,000/= to 1.28 million, was provided from the Navy Welfare Fund and a generous one million rupee contribution made by a philanthropist for the house constructed in Anuradhapura for disabled Able Seaman BMRK Dissanayake. House construction was carried out by the Naval civil engineering personnel attached to respective Area Commands in which the recipient naval families reside. Nine houses were newly constructed by the Navy and the rest were half constructed ones which thereafter were completed under the project.
Press Release, September 06, 2013; Image: Sri Lanka Navy