Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

Jaffna and its people are very good,says outgoing Commander

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S. L. PRASATH

Jaffna District Commander Major General Mahinda Hathurusin­ghe, who has been transferre­d to the Army Headquarte­rs in Colombo with effect from yesterday, said he was reluctant to leave the people in the Jaffna.

He told this to the media yesterday during the opening ceremony of the 52nd Division Headquarte­rs at Eluthumatt­uval.

“I have been serving in Jaffna District for the last four years, and have carried out many services for the people, resulting in a close relationsh­ip between the army and the people. During this period the people had various needs and expectatio­ns, from children’s education to housing requiremen­ts, for which we have rendered our assistance” “I am very happy indeed to have served in Jaffna, it is a matter of deep regret to be transferre­d from here”.

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