Hindu New Year festival which symbolizes cultural unity between
the two communities organized by the Security Force Headquarters
- Jaffna was held on 9th of April at Polsewana playground under
the guidance of Major General Dharshana Hettiarrachchi, Commander
Security Force - Jaffna. Troops participated a range of traditional
games which can be seen in the North and the South especially
during this festival season.
The festival was specially organized for both male and female
soldiers who stayed away from their homes on official commitments
during the festival period. It was observed that soldiers enthusiastically
took part in many events and exhibited cohesion among them. Valuable
prizes were presented to the winners and participants. Troops
serving under the Security Force Headquarters extended their support
in organizing the festival.
The Awurudu Kumariya and Awurudu Kumara competition and a Musical
Show were also organized in the evening at Thalsewana playground.
Security Force Commander graced the occasion as the chief guest.
Senior government officials in Jaffna, senior military officers,
senior Air Force officers and senior police officers were associated
with the event.