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    Army Women’s Corps Helps Widows Start Self Employments

    June 25, 2014

    The 7th Battalion Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC), as a helping hand for unemployed widows to start a livelihood, gave training on making of hand bags. The training programme was organized by the Commanding Officer 7 SLAWC Major Chandrika Rajaguru assisted by her staff officers at J / Vasavilan Madya Maha Vidyalaya on Monday (23) morning to coincide with the World Widows’ Day.

    Thirty six Jaffna widows and thirty three Sinhalese widows from the South attended the programme to get a comprehensive knowledge on making of bags at low cost. This was a good opportunity for women from the North and the South to share ideas..


    Ms Kamala Lojini, District Coordinator for Women’s Development-Jaffna assisted the Army by educating the participants through lectures and practical sessions during the workshop to enable them to start  self-employment


    Ms Kanthi Kesu Pushpakala of Meesalai East, Ms Christy Kaushalya of Nallur and Ms W.M. Ranmenike of Dambulla addressed the gathering.  Principal of J / Vasavilan Madya Maha Vidyalaya T.V. Jeyanthan also extended his assistance to the programme.(KH/SI)
















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