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Jaffna Troops Celebrate Poson Poya

[2017-06-11 15:22:05]

RSeveral military formations under Security Force Headquarters Jaffna organized a series of events to celebrate the Poson Full Moon Poya Day on which Buddhism was introduced to Sri Lanka. Among those events, Dansal organized by the 51, 52 and 55 Divisions catered lunch for more than 1500 civilians.

A charm Bodhi Puja was organized symbolizing the simple living style preached by the Lord Buddha's Doctrine, under the directives of Commander Security Force Jaffna, Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi at the Security Force Headquarters (Jaffna), Palaly Bo Maluwa on Thursday (8) evening.

In the meantime, troops of 1 Mechanized Infantry Regiment under Command to 553 Brigade organized a 'Poson Dansala' for all communities in Iyakkachchi area on Thursday (8) Morning. The 'Dansala' was declared open by Colonel Shantha Herath, Commander Mechanized Brigade and catered breakfast and lunch for approximately 2000 civilians.

Similarly, troops of 10 Volunteer Battalion Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment organized a 'Poson Dansala' on the same day evening for all communities in Maruthankerny area. It was declared open by Colonel Mahendra Fernando, Commander 551 Brigade, as the Chief Guest. Moreover, religious dignitaries, Staff Officers, Commanding Officers of respective battalions and government officials in Maruthankerny area were present at the occasion. Approximately 1500 civilians enjoyed the dinner at the Dansala.

In addition, troops of 12 Volunteer Battalion Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment erected a decorated model of 'Mihinthalaya' at Battalion Training School of 55 Division. At the same time, troops of 55 Division organized a Bodhi Pooja programme at temple premises of Headquarters 55 Division on 09 June 2017 and illuminated the newly constructed Stupa with colourfull lights.

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