of Kevil and Kaddaikadu in Vadamaratchi had happy evening on 24th
and 25th December when the 55 Division of Veththilaikerny organized
two festivals to celebrate the birth of Baby Jesus.
of Catholic priests in the area, Headquarters 55 Division assisted
by soldiers serving in neighbouring Units put up a beautiful cow-shed
symbolizing the birth of Prince of Peace. A special choir on a
gaily decorated vehicle went from place to place singing devotional
songs in Sinhalese, Tamil and English languages.
small children gathered in the location had a fun dancing with
soldiers of the 55 Division in attire of Santa Clause who gave
away Christmas gifts to children.
A large number
of civilians in spite of the prevailing unfavorable whether condition
gathered to venues to enjoy the Christmas freely after many years.
Kaddaikadu are remote villages inhabited by majority Christians.