Cops help build house for destitute familyOctober 22, 2012, 7:48 pm
From D. M. Wickramasinghe,
The Kantale police last week, in a magnanimous gesture, helped a destitute family in the area by building a house for them with the help and contributions from some of those in the police station, Divisional Secretariat, staff and students of Seevali Vidyalaya, Rajaela and Civil Defence Force personnel in the area.
W. Keertiratne (40) was a differently abled man who was unable to speak. The ancestral home he lived in had collapsed during the floods and he was forced to live in the kitchen with his wife and four children after repairing it with a few zinc sheets.
He earned a living by working as a casual labourer.
The police said that the family lived a pathetic and pitiful life during this period.
It was Sergeant Nimal Rajaratne who initiated the project to build a house for him seeing his plight.
Rajaratne said that the Civil Defence Force personnel helped in the construction of the house and completed the job in two months.
Keerthiratne’s wife Sumana said that though her husband was having a disability he was very intelligent and loved and cared for the family.
The house was handed over to the Keertitratne family at a simple ceremony by the Kantale SP Sunil Hettiarachchi.
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