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Japan Lanka Friendship Association Make Generous Donations to the SLAF

Published on: 8:35pm on Monday 25th November 2019
Japan Lanka Friendship Association Make Generous Donations to the SLAF
The Japan Lanka Friendship Association yet again made generous donations to the Sri Lanka Air Force at a colourful ceremony held at AFHQ this morning (25 November 2019). The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sumangala Dias graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest together with the Chairperson of the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Mayuri Prabhavi Dias. A special cultural programme was also held at AFHQ in appreciation of the donation, with the objective of making it a memorable event for the Japanese delegation.

The ceremony commenced with the traditional lighting of the oil lamp which was followed by a welcome dance performed by SLAF Dancers. The Secretary of the Air Force Sports Council, Wing Commander Romesh Perera made the official welcome to the visiting Japanese delegates.

The donations commenced with the awarding of five (5) scholarships to deserving children. Mr. Goto Hideaki  and Mr. Sato Seiji handed out the five scholarships to Samadhi Dissanayake, Yasindu Alawatta, Dinishi Kolambage, Sahashra Mihisarini and Kalpani Erandhi. They also donated 200 spectacles and 100 Pencil Cases to the Seva Vanitha Unit. These items were accepted by the Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit.

Thereafter, sports equipment were handed over to the SLAF and the Commander accepted them. The delegation also made a donation of 100 school bags which would be utilized for underprivileged children of 9 schools. A project handled by the Ministry of Defence Seva Vanitha Unit which aims at providing 800 school bags.

The visiting delegation was also presented with mementos and gifts in appreciation of their generous donations by the Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit as well as by Members of the Air Force Board of Management. Concluding the event, the Secretary of the Seva Vanitha Unit, Squadron Leader Piumi Jayasundara delivered the Vote of Thanks. Members of the Air Force Board of Management, Officers and others ranks also witnessed the event.

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