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.
of the day, Mayoress Jaffna Mrs. Yogeswari Pathgunarsa declared
open the festival illuminating the Vesak Zone from the entrance
close to the Durayappah Stadium.
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.
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.
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
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
of Headquarters SF-J, the 55 Division commanded by Brigadier Ajith
Wijesinghe organized the Vesak Zone this year.