Tamil - Sinhala "Vesak Gee" Reverberate Colombo Air
[Updated :: 2010-06-06 16:58:49 Hours]
The State-sponsored national Veask Celebration in Colombo was made
more attractive on Saturday (05.06.2010) evening with recitation
of Sinhala and Tamil Buddhist devotional songs by a section of students
and teachers of Jaffna together with a few Army soldiers, for the
first time in recent Sri Lankan history.
for their Colombo tour that signified national harmony were made
by Commander Security Forces-Jaffna (SF-J) Major General Mahinda
Hathurusinghe on special invitation of the organizing committee.
same devotional songs sung for the first time at Duraiappa Stadium
during SF (J) - organized "Yapa Patunai Daham Amavai"
grand Vesak festival earned big acclamation and island wide publicity
through mass media and swelling audience due to its novel and innovative
performance in Colombo also provided a golden opportunity for southerners,
who missed watching proper " Yapa Patunai Daham Amavai "
in Jaffna, to get an idea of the effort by Jaffna-based Security
Forces to espouse the national harmony.
Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation Mr. Hudson Samarasinghe, Commander
SF-J Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe and some distinguished
guests comprised the Colombo audience Saturday evening as invitees.
event was telecast by Rupavahini and Eye channels of Sri Lanka Ruphavahini
Corporation the same evening.