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Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya said that the Army will form a separate company within its management to carryout development and construction projects at a low cost by following the tender procedure of the government.
 
He said that President Mahinda Rajapaksa has also given the directions and the necessity to form a separate institution in the army for this purpose. 
 
“A committee has been set up to come up with proposals in establishing an institution of this sort,” he said. But it is more likely to come out as a separate directorate within the Army. 
 
The Army has also able to save more than Rs.300 million to the government by carrying out such projects ranging from constructing houses to road construction projects, the Commander said. 
 
Currently the Army engineers supported by a large number of soldiers from every regiment are engaged in a large number of infrastructure projects implemented by the government in all parts of the country mainly in the Northern and Eastern Provinces. 
 
They are engaged in road construction projects in Trincomalee and Batticaloa. A large number of bridges, buildings, playgrounds and parks are also being built by the Army. 
 
The Army was also involved in certain aspects in the construction of the Suriyawewa International Cricket Stadium while the Diyagama Sports Stadium was also constructed by the Army.  (Supun Dias)
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  • manik Thursday, 19 January 2012 11:02 AM

    In Pakistan too army runs a lot of companies.

    Kira Friday, 20 January 2012 04:38 AM

    Who gonna take charge Agriculture in Sri Lanka????????????? Police or Other!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Senior Citizen Wednesday, 18 January 2012 11:22 PM

    The 4th Development and Construction regiment was formed in the early 1970s during the JVP uprising, to carry out maintenance, repairs and new Costruction Works. So this is not a new proposal of the present Government.

    Sena Wednesday, 18 January 2012 11:30 PM

    This is an excellent Idea . This should have been done immediately after the war ended. There are thousands of young persons in the army who will acquire new skills and an alternate deployment which will directly help the Country and its Budget. They should extend their services to the private sector and other Boards like the Water Supply and Drainage Boadr, CEB , and Irrigation Department as well and bill for their services.

    manik Thursday, 19 January 2012 01:04 AM

    Will the name be The Army & Co. (Limited or Unlimited?)

    Kalpa Thursday, 19 January 2012 01:40 PM

    Very good idea. Three forces should amalgamate and uses their massive human resources to develop all sectors in this country . They have Huge potential and ability to show the world that SL forces are real professionals. Only dought I have at this juncture is need a charasmatic leadership to carry out such projects rather than going in to wrong hands. JAYAWEEWA .
    Ex- RANAWIRU REAL STAR- Great Jobs done sofar.

    Corporate Advisor Thursday, 19 January 2012 02:22 AM

    No need to bother about tender procedures.

    Lanke Banda Thursday, 19 January 2012 02:42 AM

    Very Good & the earnings must be spend on the welfare of the Army to keep their Moral on High.

    Selvamani Ramesh Thursday, 19 January 2012 02:53 AM

    its great to hear.....this has to implemented ASAP

    ranjith Thursday, 19 January 2012 02:58 AM

    Good thinking. You guys have already proved that you can set wold standard benchmark not only at the battle front, but also in the other areas. We already see some Fantastic work done by forces.
    Keep it up. and show the private sector that you can do better than us.

    Kolomba Kaka Thursday, 19 January 2012 03:22 AM

    Hope they will not be carrying guns during Board meetings!

    Ramyanagar Thursday, 19 January 2012 04:09 AM

    Yeah! it's a good idea Sir. Do it as soon as possible.

    CaliforniaOne1 Thursday, 19 January 2012 06:27 AM

    Way to go!! A Good move.

    lanka Thursday, 19 January 2012 07:44 AM

    Very good idea. SL Army should implement this soon.

    AMT Friday, 20 January 2012 12:43 AM

    How about forming an Airlines Company for the Air Force and a Shipping Co for the Navy??


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