Viru Dana Gee Sara, a musical spectacular organized by the Seva Wanitha Unit of Ministry of Defence, Public Security, Law and Order was held successfully at the Bandaranayke International Convention Hall (BMICH), Colombo last evening (May 26). The event was organized as a part of fund raising campaign for the Ministry sponsored Api Wenuwen Api housing project for the war heroes.
First Lady, Madam Shiranthi Rajapaksa was the chief guest to the occasion. Chairperson of the Ministry's Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Ioma Rajapksa, Tri Forces' Commanders, and the Inspector General of the Police and Senior officials of the Ministry of Defence graced the occasion.
Popular local artists including Victor Rathnayake, Keerthi Pasquwel, Nirosha Virajani, Edward- Charitha duo, Senanayake Werilyadda, Nelu Adikhari and many others entertained the audience. Dancing events were performed by the Tri Forces, Police, Civil Defence Force dancing groups and students of Ranga Kala Ayathanaya. Music was provided by the Tri Forces and Police bands. The Independent Television Network (ITN) staff coordinated the event.
The Seva Vanitha Unit also presented mementos for those philanthropists who had contributed to the success of the event. The organizers said the funds raised from the tickets will be credited to the Api Wenuwen Api fund.
The Api Wenuwen Api housing project undertaken by the Ministry on an idea of Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa is aimed at building of 50,000 houses for the members of the armed forces. The first phase of the project is already underway at Ipalogama in the Anuradhapura district where the Ranjaya Pura is being built at present. Over 1600 houses along with all the infrastructure facilities have been completed so far under the Ranajaya Pura housing scheme.