of the 522 and 523 Brigades conducted a number of events to celebrate
Christmas in Jaffna on 23rd December 2018 at the Church of South
India in Jaffna.
Troops from the 12th Battalion Gemunu Watch, along with the 4th
Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment conducted a programme of Carols,
Drama and Dancing for 142 children belonging to 11 Churches while
the music for the events were provided by the Army Band and Army
The distribution of Dry Ration Packs for 5 deserving families
also took place during the occasion.
A total of 36 Reverend Fathers of 11 churches also took part to
witness the celebrations while Reverend Father Jeyanisam of the
Church of South India in Jaffna and Reverend Father Moorthi from
the Baptist Church coordinated the events. Clergymen from other
religions, Army Personnel, members of government and private institutions
and a large number of Civilians were present during the occasion.