A Poson Zone
to mark the Poson Festival was initiated under the instructions
and guidance of Commander Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna
Major General Darshana Hettiarrachchi, and organized by 551 Brigade
under the supervision of the 55 Division, on 27th and 28th June
2018 at the Nelladdi Kunjalkadei Ground in Point Pedro. The programme
was opened to the public from 07:00pm to 11:00 pm during the two
A large number, exceeding 6000 civilians enjoyed the Dansela.
A distribution of Spectacles also took place parallel to this
event. More than 1500 spectacles were distributed among the needy
civilians. They also enjoyed a display of lanterns at the premises.
The series of religious and meritorious events were said to be
the acts of restoring friendly relationships of ethnicities and
sharing the religious and cultural values.
Security Force Commander - Major General Darshana Hettiarrachchi,
Commander 55 Division - Brigadier Jayantha Gunarathna, Divisional
Secretariat of Point Padro - Mr. Alawhy Pillei Sri, other Senior
Army Officers, Soldiers, Medical Officers of the Sri Lanka Eye
Donation Society, and religious dignitaries representing all religions
were present at the Poson Zone.