The 55 Division
celebrated its 22nd anniversary by conducting a series of events
throughout the fortnight, which ended on the 23rd December 2018.
The celebrations initiated with the instructions under the General
Officer Commanding of the Division, Brigadier Jayantha Gunarathna.
The commencement was marked with a Blood Donation Campaign being
held on a request done by the Blood Bank of the Teaching Hospital
in Jaffna on 8th December 2018. More than 100 persons donated
blood during the event.
The Division then carried out a special Bodhi Pooja on 15th December
2018 to evoke blessings of the Maha Sangha.
The military ceremonial proceedings commenced on 20th December
2018 with a Guard turnout being presented to its General Officer
Commanding followed by a Guard of Honour at its Headquarters Premises.
The All Rank Lunch took place after the ceremonies were over.
The end of the celebrations was marked on the evening of 23rd
December 2018 with a mega musical extravaganza being staged at
A large number of Army Personnel were present to witness the series