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Army camps get 'permanent structures'

Sri Lanka's Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited Jaffna earlier this month, to observe how new "permanent structures" were being put in place, according to the Sri Lankan Army website.

The upgrading of the Jaffna army complex will cost 52 million rupees according to the Army, with the website stating that the renovations were so that,

"Battle-fatigued troops serving the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) would hereafter be able to rest and relax freely".

Some of the facilities offered at the military camp for the soldiers included,

"a state-of-the-art air-conditioned recreation complex, equipped with a 350-seat theatre auditorium cum cinema hall, spacious cafeteria, billiard hall, saloon, tailor shop, etc all under one roof".

 

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