In an operation named PACANGEL (Operation Pacific Angel - Sri Lanka), the US military's engineers from the Air Force, Army and Marine Corps, has joined hands with its "Sri Lankan counterparts", to do a spot of DIY in Jaffna.
In a blog post by Staff Sgt Blake Mize, on the US Air Force's website, outlining how they were 'giving back to the Sri Lankan community', listed 'humanitarian' tasks undertaken by the US and Sri Lanka militaries, to avert disaster included the following:
- installing plumbing
- installing commodes, urinals and sinks
- repairing roofs
- painting buildings inside and out
- installing lighting and fans
- building walkways
- pouring concrete
See here for a photograph of US operation PACANGEL, where First Lt. Renee Kittka is painting a window.