military formations under Security Force Headquarters Jaffna organized
a series of events to celebrate the Poson Full Moon Poya Day on
which Buddhism was introduced to Sri Lanka. Among those events,
Dansal organized by the 51, 52 and 55 Divisions catered lunch
for more than 1500 civilians.
A charm Bodhi
Puja was organized symbolizing the simple living style preached
by the Lord Buddha's Doctrine, under the directives of Commander
Security Force Jaffna, Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi at
the Security Force Headquarters (Jaffna), Palaly Bo Maluwa on
Thursday (8) evening.
In the meantime, troops of 1 Mechanized Infantry Regiment under
Command to 553 Brigade organized a 'Poson Dansala' for all communities
in Iyakkachchi area on Thursday (8) Morning. The 'Dansala' was
declared open by Colonel Shantha Herath, Commander Mechanized
Brigade and catered breakfast and lunch for approximately 2000
Similarly, troops of 10 Volunteer Battalion Vijayabahu Infantry
Regiment organized a 'Poson Dansala' on the same day evening for
all communities in Maruthankerny area. It was declared open by
Colonel Mahendra Fernando, Commander 551 Brigade, as the Chief
Guest. Moreover, religious dignitaries, Staff Officers, Commanding
Officers of respective battalions and government officials in
Maruthankerny area were present at the occasion. Approximately
1500 civilians enjoyed the dinner at the Dansala.
troops of 12 Volunteer Battalion Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment
erected a decorated model of 'Mihinthalaya' at Battalion Training
School of 55 Division. At the same time, troops of 55 Division
organized a Bodhi Pooja programme at temple premises of Headquarters
55 Division on 09 June 2017 and illuminated the newly constructed
Stupa with colourfull lights.