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Sivuranga- a night of music

Honouring the heroes

Sivuranga the musical show will be held on July 11, at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium. This event is organised by the Executive Committee of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to raise Rs. 1.5 million for the purpose of starting up a loan scheme for disabled service personnel and their families.

Sha ShakthiThe show will feature the band Siha Shakthi as the main attraction for the night. Siha Shakthi will provide the back-up for a number of other artistes including Rookantha and Chandralekha, Upali Kannangara, Priyantha Fernando, Nimal Jaya-manne, Indrani Perera, Annesley Malawana, Nirosha Virajini, Mercy Edirisinghe, Chandimal Fernando, Anushan Perera and Jagath Wickremasinghe. The cultural troupes of the services will present “Drums of Sri Lanka”.They will all perform free of charge for this worthy cause.

The night will be graced by many VIPs including the Defence Minister and the four service commanders.

The Seva Vanitha is selling tickets at Rs. 100, Rs. 250 and Rs. 500 at a number of outlets in Colombo and tickets will also be on sale at the gate. Tickets will be available at Swarna Mahal- Nugegoda and Maradana, Barefoot- Colpetty, Torana-Liberty Plaza, Sarasavi- Nugegoda. The Executive Committee of the Seva Vanitha - MOD, brings together the Presidents and secretaries of the four services Seva Vanitha Units and also from the units of the Department of Registration of Persons and Department of Immigration and Emigration.

The Seva Vanitha Unit of the MOD was started last year under the presidentship of Ms. Ramani Ratwatte. Ms. Ratwatte also inaugurated the Executive Committee which functions as a separate entity and manages their own projects. All the service commander’s wives were extremely co-operative,” Ms. Ratwatte said, adding that the Executive Committee brought people together for a single cause and increased co-operation and interaction among the different units.

The Executive Committee travelled to a number of border villages - Tanthirimale, Kebithigollawa and Herath Halmillawe - to provide dry rations, clothing, utensils and even furnishings.

They provided another village with 1000 roofing sheets, which were all donated by a well wisher. Each Seva Vanitha Unit maintains a ward at the Mulleriyawa Hospital and last Christmas a combined party was held and all patients were treated to a meal and clothes and accessories were gifted to the women.

The Seva Vanitha of MOD first began the housing project when a raffle was held to collect funds late 1997. The one million rupees which was collected went into building 4 houses for four service personnel from each force- Army, Navy, Air Force and Police. Seeing this success, the President donated Rs. 50 million, to be used as a revolving loan scheme for needy service personnel who wish to obtain housing loans.

The July musical show will also contribute towards establishing a new fund for this worthy cause. The monies will go towards providing housing loans for disabled soldiers and dead service personnel’s families. The Sivuranga show provides the public an ample opportunity to contribute to the wellbeing of dead and disabled soldiers and their families.

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