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55 Division Brings Delight of Christmas to Vadamaratchi

[2013-01-02 12:56:45]

People 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.

With blessing 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.

Meanwhile, 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.

Kevil and Kaddaikadu are remote villages inhabited by majority Christians.


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