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Nelliady “Bakmaha Ulela” Draws Thousands of Civilians
[[Updated :: 2010-05-02 11:50:30 Hours]

Thousands of civilians in Nelliady area gathered to Kunjalkadu ground on Friday (30.04.2010) to experience and share the joy of festivity when Sri Lanka Army organized a “Bak Maha Ulela” during this festival month after a lapse of many years.

A range of sports events specially seen during April festival season had been organized under the patronage of General Officer Commanding 52 Division Brigadier Lal Perera and Commander 524 Brigade Colonel Opsitha Perera for civilians including small children who enjoyed the programme throughout the day

Exhilarating evening show full of music and dancing added colour to the award ceremony which followed. Colombo “Apsaras” and Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) beat group mixed music to songs sung by Sirasa Super Stars and other vocalists while performances by dancing troops of Mohanraj and Asanthi Nadeesha thrilled the crowd.

Commander Security Forces Headquarters-Jaffna (SF-J) Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe attending the evening function as the Chief Guest gave away prizes to winners of the Bakmaha Ulela”. The crowd of over 10000 present at the Kunjalkadu ground were startled when the night sky over Nelliady was illuminated with glamorous firework display which was a novel experience for many, specially children.

Magistrate Point Pedro Mrs. Joi Mahadevan, Brigadier General Staff SF-J Brigadier B.C.J.A.F. Rodrigo, Commander 3 SLSR Lieutenant Colonel Sampath Bandara, Divisional Secretaries of the area, Medical Officers of the Manthikai hospital and office bearers of the Trade Association in the area, who donated prizes for winners in collaboration with Nestle Lanka Ltd. witnessed the grand show.

M/S Dialog, and Cargills sponsored the event.


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