St. Anthony’s Church Holds Annual Mass after Four Years
[Updated :: 2010-06-23 14:30:11 Hours]
Another Catholic church left in isolation since 2006 due to LTTE
domination at Thalaiady in 55 Division area held its first annual
Mass after four years on 12th June 2010 on completion of necessary
renovations done by Army troops serving under the 551 Brigade.
area of this Catholic church of St. Anthony was cleaned, buildings
were colour washed and decorated with flags by the troops of 16
Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment with assistance of some villagers.
first Service was conducted by Rev. Fr. Michael Saundranayagam and
a few Catholic priests and nuns on Saturday (12) morning.
the end of the formal religious observances followed by a religious
procession with attendance of nearly 350 devotees, Sri Lanka Army
offered refreshments for the priests and all participants.
Officer Commanding 55 Division Brigadier A.L.S.K. Perera, some senior
officers and other ranks were present.