of 1 Battalion Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (1 VIR) and 22 Battalion
Sri Lanka National Guard (22 SLNG) of the 521 Brigade under the
52 Division organized two different Christmas Carols in the St.
Francis Xavier Church, Alvai (North) and in St. Anthony's Catholic
Church, Chunnakam on 27th December 2016.
Major General Anura Wanniarachchi, General Officer Commanding (GOC),
55 Division graced the occasion as the Chief Guest of the Carol
at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Chunnakam. Christmas message conveyed
by Rev. Fr. Jeyakumr, St Joseph Church Jaffna.
The Carols were conducted in Tamil, English and Sinhala languages,
sung by choirs of Army soldiers and School students in Jaffna Peninsula.
They performed both traditional and modern Carols as well as much
loved Christmas songs. The Carols included a sing a long session
with the congregation and Santa Claus was in attendance for the
Religious dignitaries, well-wishers, Senior Officers, Officers,
soldiers and large number of civilians truly typifying the spirit
of the season.
the conclusion of the Carols, choirs of School Students were presented
with gifts from the Chief Guest and little children were presented
with gifts by Santa Claus.