Pooja of the Sri Murugan Temple at Usan, one of the most
significant Hindu temples in Jaffna, was held on 17th March. Religious
rituals were conducted by the chief priest of the temple Srilasri
Kanthasamy kurukkal. Hundreds of Hindu devotees in the area attended
the annual festival.
Commander Security Forces - Jaffna Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe,
on initiation of Kanthasamy Kurukkal, also participated in a special
Pooja on that day. On the same occasion, SF-J Commander
handed back a house, hitherto occupied by the Army, to the temple.
Two computers donated by Sri Kanthasamy Kurukkal was handed over
to two persons with poor eyesight by Maj. Gen. Hathurusighe.
Commander 522 Brigade Colonel S.M.A.R. Seneviratne, Commanding
Officer 10th Sri Lanka National Guard Major J.D.U.T. Kumara and
a number of Army personnel were also present.