Friday, November 14, 2008

London Earns SLR. 17 Million For Soldiers Housing

By Walter Jayawardhana

London, 14 November, ( The "Api Wenuwen Api" variety entertainment program performed by artists from Army ,Navy and Airforce has earned more than 94,000 British Pounds to be contibuted to the very ambitious housing projects cureently being built for the serving soldiers and the disabled ones.
"In a simple ceremony at the Sri Lanka High High Commission in London the organizing committees of the of the of the London, Birmingham and Manchaster Api Wenuwen Api programs handed over a check worth UK Pounds 94,108 to Sri Lankan envoy Nihal Jayasinghe," said Brigadier Pasad Samarasinghe , the chief organizer of the events.

The High Commissioner accepting the check on behalf of the government said the September events held in and around London where the artists of the tri-forces performed were a tremendous success. The amount collected is close to 17 million Sri Lankan Rupees. Full Text