Daham Amavai' Vesak Zone was inaugurated in the Jaffna town on
29th April 2018 as a concept of the Commander, Security Force
- Jaffna, Major General Darshana Hettiarrachchi.
Prior to the opening of the Vesak Zone Commander, Security Force
- Jaffna and all ranks attended the exposition of Sacred Relics
which was organized for the first time in the history in Jaffna
The first day of the 'Yapapatunai Daham Amavai' Vesak Zone was
declared open by High Court Judge in Jaffna Mr. M Ilancheliyan
as the Chief Guest. Consulate General of India in Jaffna, Mr.
S Balachandran also participated in the occasion. Large crowd
approximately 30000 people gathered to see the splendor of the
Vesak Zone in Jaffna. Exhibition of colorful and innovative Vesak
Lanterns which were made by the soldiers of all battalions based
in Jaffna added significance to the event. The giant Vesak Pandol
lit with more than 27,000 electric bulbs using modern technology
attracted the spectators. The Vesak Pandol depicted 'Swarna Hansa
Jathakaya' which was organized by the troops of 511 Brigade.
More than 12,000 people had dinner at the Dansala organized by
513 Brigde. Another attractive feature of the Vesak Zone was the
presentation of devotional songs (Vesak Bhakthi Gee) sung in both
Tamil and Sinhala by the students of Nawatkkuli Maha Vidyalaya
and the members of the Army organized by the 522 Brigade. 'Yapapatunai
Daham Amavai' Vesak Zone favoured to enhance religious co-existence
and mutual relationship among the communities.
Religious leaders, District Secretary (Jaffna), the Commander,
Security Force - Jaffna, Major General Darshana Hettiarrachchi,
senior military officers, senior Police officers, invitees distinguished
guests and people in Jaffna were present at the 'Yapapatunai Daham
Amavai' Vesak Zone held from 29th April to 1st May 2018.