feast of St. Anthony’s Church Kachchathivu on Sunday (16) drew
a huge crowd from Sri Lanka and India. Over 5200 Catholic fishermen
from both countries had arrived with their families to fill the
small island where majority stayed their night with Sri Lanka
Navy had taken necessary steps to provide security and all facilities
including water, food, and medicine for the crowd. Vicar General
Jaffna Rev. Fr. Dr. Justin Gnanaprakasam conducted the prayers.
Rev. Fr. Sahayaraj of Rameswaram, Rev. Fr. Amal Raj of Delft and
a large number of catholic priests also attended the feast.
of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the
Navy Vice Admiral Jayanath Kolombage, Director General Coast Guard
Rear Admiral Ravi Wijegunaratne and Commander Security Force –
Jaffna Major General Udaya Perera were also among the participants.
Updated on 19.03.2014
Inadvertently, the name of Rear Admiral Sarath Dissanayake, Commander
Northern Naval Area is not mentioned in the text above. He who
coordinated the event on behalf of the Sri Lanka Navy too was
among the distinguished crowd.