The Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) on behalf of the Defence Ministry wishes all Sri Lankans a peaceful, happy, healthy and prosperous Sinhala and Tamil New Year.
The Ministerial Consultative Committee on Defence met under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Sri Jayewardenepura Parliamentary Complex today (08).
Turning a new chapter in the annals of Sri Lankan history, the depositing of treasures and sacred relics at the Sandahiru Stupa Square Chamber was held auspiciously amidst the religious blessings of maha sanga at the Stupa premises in the sacred city of Anuradhapura today (Mar 28).
Devotees are now arriving at the Sandahiru Stupa in response to the recent announcement signifying the arrangements set up to collect treasures since the plans are afoot to deposit those at the Sandahiru Stupa Square Chamber.
This year’s Eastern Province Poson festival will be held at the sacred Deegawapiya temple premises while giving prominence to the Poson Poya rituals on full moon Poya Day on June 24, the Defence Secretary and the Chairperson of ‘Archaeological Heritage Management Presidential Task Force’ (PTF) for Eastern Province, Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) revealed today (Mar 17).
The religious ceremony organized for the depositing of treasures at the Square Chamber of the Sandahiru Stupa will be held on 28 March, said the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) today (16 Mar).
Sri Lankan Hindus and their brethren across the globe since ancient times pay obeisance to Lord Shiva on this Mahashivarathri, with utmost reverence and expectation of dispelling darkness of ignorance and acquiring wisdom.