20000 gathering of people from all parts of the peninsula thronged
the Durayappah Stadium on Sunday (25) afternoon to watch the final
day of three-day long Army Tattoo.
The final show of the programme was graced by the Chief of Staff
of Sri Lank Army Major General R.M.D. Ratnayake as Chief Guest and
Mrs. Yogeswari Pathgunrasa as the Guest of Honour.
People on Sunday began to reach the stadium since forenoon looking
for a better place to have a full view of the Tattoo. The location
was fully packed with audience the previous day too. Elevated places
such as rooftops, water tanks, trees and vehicle hoods were found
crowded with children and youngsters who cheered in high glee throughout
Expressing their ideas to media, many people among the thrilled
crowd said that this was the first time they saw such a marvelous
show and this Army show was really interesting and exciting.
Chief Incumbent of the Northern Province and Nagadeepa temple Ven.
Navandagala Padumathisssa Thero, Bishop of Jaffna Most Rev. Fr.
Dr. Thomas Saundranayagam, religious leaders, scholars, senior government
and private sector officials were among the mammoth gathering who
witnessed this giant Army show.