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Multi-religious ceremonies held in view of Army anniversary

Multi religious ceremonies held in view of Army anniversary

[October 05 2017]

A series of multi-religious ceremonies were conducted by the Sri Lanka Army in view of its 68th anniversary which falls on 10th October. According to Army media, following the inaugural religious ceremony at the Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of Tooth) in Kandy on 28th September, a series of multi-religious blessing ceremonies were conducted in Colombo with the participation of Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake.

Following the main ceremony in Kandy, the second main religious flag blessing ceremony was held at the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura on Monday (02nd October).

An 'Abishekam Pooja ceremony organized by the Sri Lanka Army Hindu Association was held at the Sri Ponnambalam Vaneshwarar Kovil in Kotahena, Colombo 13, on Wednesday (04th October).

The Army Muslim Association held the Islamic religious observances at the Colpetty Jumma Masjidh in Colombo 3, on the same day (04th Wednesday).

A special Christian Service had been organized by the Army Christian Association at the All Saints' Church in Borella, Colombo 8, on Tuesday (03rd).

The blessings ceremonies were conducted in keeping traditions and customs of the respective religions by members of the clergy. A large number of Army officers, other ranks and their family members were present at these ceremonies.

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