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52 Division Completes 17th Year of Service

[2012-08-28 15:33:44]

Troops serving under the 52 Division based in Varani engaged in religious activities such as Bodhi Pooja and performances at Hindu temples from 19th to 24th August celebrating the 17th anniversary of their Division. On the 17th, General Officer Commanding (GOC) 52 Division Brigadier Anura Sudhasinghe and all ranks gathered at the Bo Maluwa in the Division Headquarters premises to take part in a Bodhi Pooja held to bless all who are presently serving, to pass merits to soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the sake of the country’s sovereignty and to wish fast recovery to those who are undergoing treatment for injuries sustained in the humanitarian war.

Following Hindu traditions, a special Pooja was held at Sri Suththipuram Amman Kovil at Varani on the 21st morning. Meanwhile, many sports activities had been organized for officers and other ranks throughout the period at different locations in the 52 Division area.

As customary, a Guard of Honour was accorded to the GOC on the 24th at the parade ground and it was followed by an all ranks lunch where the GOC and other senior officers shared a happy moment with all officers and other ranks.

The 52 Division which was raised on the 24th August1995 on operational requirements rendered a yeoman service to the Sri Lanka Army during the war. Troops of the 52 Division are now playing a pivotal role in uplifting the living standard of civilians in respective areas through various welfare projects and contributing a greater share in government’s development programmes in the peninsula.

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