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Outgoing Army Commander Jagath Jayasuriya said a process was underway to provide each battalion of the Army with a fully equipped camp with modern facilities.

“Those camps are being built and they will come on an annual basis, not in one go and this is the third year we are continuing with the project with budgetary allocations,” he said.

Speaking to Daily Mirror he said the Defence Secretary has approved the project and that land selected would be acquired by the government if they are in private hands and handed over to the Army.

“Each camp will be getting pre-fabricated buildings. Every month we are getting a shipment for its development,” he said.

Responding to charges that soldiers were having fewer beds, the second longest serving Army Commander in the country said when he assumed duties there were only 50,000 double beds for 200,000 soldiers but steps were now being taken to make  40,000 double beds for the Army, which would solve the problem largely,” he said.

 “It is a long process but we are doing our best. I have to tell you that Army camps look better now,” General Jayasuriya said. (Supun Dias)
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  • sobers Friday, 19 July 2013 08:22 AM

    Cut down on the tamashas and privileges of politicians and allocate them for Army soldiers, at least for a better living.

    Fusion Friday, 19 July 2013 01:48 PM

    Our soldiers and their families deserve the best. Its actually our obligation. But, its definitely not our obligation to excessively feed & sustain politicos and their families.

    janak Friday, 19 July 2013 09:21 AM

    WHY CANT GOVERNMENT CUT DOWN EXPENSES FROM MPS N DIVERT THE FUNDS TO WELLFARE OF HEROES N THEIR FAMILY

    Digcta Friday, 19 July 2013 09:43 AM

    Ape Salli :(

    OMG Friday, 19 July 2013 10:08 AM

    I hope these camps will not become supermarkets or shopping malls.

    willows Friday, 19 July 2013 05:45 AM

    Our heroes deserve the best of the best also we must look after their families as well.

    Jumbuli-jumba Friday, 19 July 2013 06:21 AM

    It is the responsibility of the state to provide the required facilities for the soldiers use as they are the protectors of the country from separatist elements. If not, they will run away as happened during the pre-war period.


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