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Militarised ‘community projects’ carried out across Mullaitivu

Photograph: Army.lk

Sri Lankan security force troops carried out ‘community projects’ in schools and hospitals in Mullaitivu over the past few weeks.

Photograph: Army.lk

The troops took part in disinfection and sterilisation procedures at the Mathusha pre-school in Theravil and performed a “Sharmadana” campaign – a welfare project based on Buddhist principles – around the Oddusuddan Hospital Premises. 

Photograph: Army.lk

They sterilised and disinfected the premises and made a few repairs in the building and were seen to be in intimate contact with the parents and teacher of the pre-school.

Photograph: Army.lk

Despite the threat of COVID-19, the Sri Lankan military continues to be on the frontline of public sector activities by overseeing policy, intruding public spaces and managing community projects.

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