Allowed Entry to Palaly HSZ for Annual Pooja at Vasavilan Kovil
[Updated :: 2010-07-10 10:20:35 Hours]
Gnanavairavar Hindu temple at Vasavilan south within the Palaly
High Security Zone (HSZ) Jaffna held its annual Pooja on Sunday
4th of June after many years with participation of a large crowd
of devotees residing in neighbouring areas.
The kovil remained isolated in absence of civilians due to security
restrictions however in response to a request made by Chief Kurukkal,
Commander Security Forces-Jaffna Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe
took steps to relax the restrictions for devotees aspiring to recommence
their religious performance at the Gnanavairavar Hindu temple.
Prior to commencement of the ceremony, Army troops of the 515 Brigade
cleaned the kovil building, its surrounding and the access route
to make the place suitable for veneration.
Further, Army arranged water and other necessary facilities at the
kovil premises for civilians entering the HSZ for religious purposes.
Army officers and other ranks serving in the area were present during