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“Yapa Patunai Daham Amavai - 2013” Successfully Ends

[2013-05-27 11:30:25]

Many thousands including religious leaders, senior government and private sector officials, senior Security Forces and Police officers attended the grand finale of “Yapa Patunai Daham Amavai - 2013” Vesak festival on Sunday (26) in Jaffna.

Chief Guest of the day, Mayoress Jaffna Mrs. Yogeswari Pathgunarsa declared open the festival illuminating the Vesak Zone from the entrance close to the Durayappah Stadium.

Having visited the decorations, invited guests were guided to the place where students of Uduvil Nandarama Tamil Buddhist Dhamma school and soldiers sang Vesak Bhakthi Gee followed by giving awards to those who presented items to the Vesak Zone.

Commander Security Forces – Jaffna (SF-J) Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe presented gifts to students of Nandarama Tamil Buddhist Dhamma school and the best creations in the Vesak Zone. Ven. Meegahajandure Sirivimala thero of Sri Naga Vihara, Bishop of South Indian Church Rev. Fr. Dr. Daniel Thiyagaraja, Government Agent Jaffna Mr. Suntharam Arumainayagam, Senior DIG Mr. Gamini de Silva and Commander Northern Naval Area Rear Admiral Shirantha Udawatte were among the invited guests on the final day.

Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd. (Lake House), with sponsorship of Hon. Governor Northern Province published a special supplementary to Budusarana newspaper in Tamil language at request of Headquarters SF-J to be distributed among the visitors to the Vesak Zone.

Jaffna Municipal Council, National Cadet Corps, St. John Ambulance Service- Jaffna, school scouts and many other government and private institutions extended their lavish support to Headquarters SF-J in making the “Yapa Patunai Daham Amavai - 2013” Vesak festival a grand success.

With coordination of Headquarters SF-J, the 55 Division commanded by Brigadier Ajith Wijesinghe organized the Vesak Zone this year.

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