553 Brigade of Veththilaikerny organized a Sinhala and Hindu New
Year festival for the entertainment of civilians in the Brigade
area. The festival held at Aliyavalai Saththiyavely grounds offered
opportunity for villagers to take part in various sports specially
organized during the festival season.
Over 300 people
attended the festival and most of them participated in various
Sinhala and Hindu traditional New Year sports. Valuable prizes
for winners were awarded by General Officer Commanding 55 Division
Brigadier Ajith Wijesinghe, Chief Guest of the festival.
Rev. Fr. J.
Jesuratnam and Rev. Fr. Justin of St. Sebestian Church of Veththilaikerny
also gave away prizes to winners.
553 Brigade Colonel S.P.V.S. Subhasinghe, senior officers serving
under the 55 Division and residents of surrounding villages witnessed