The Japan - Sri Lanka Friendship Association donated two fire engines to Sri Lanka at the President’s Official Residence, this morning (5 September 2018).
The fire engines was symbolically handed over to His Excellency the President, Maithripala Sirisena after which subsequently the President handed it over to the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy.
Subsequently the Two Fire Vehicles were handed over to the SLAF at a ceremony held at Air Force Headquarters today. The delegation led by Dr (Mrs). Eranga Thilakaratne ceremonially handed over the vehicles to the Commander of the Air Force at Air Force Headquarters.
In addition, the delegation handed over 200 pairs of Spectacles, 100 school bags to the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit. The Chairperson of the SLAF, Mrs Anoma Jayampathy accepted these donations on behalf of the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit.
A special cultural programme was held at the AFHQ auditorium in appreciation of the donations, with the objective of making the day a memorable one for the Japanese delegation.
The Chief of Staff of the SLAF, Air Vice Marshal Sumangala Dias, Members of the Air Force Board of Management, Officers and others ranks also witnessed the event.