A special three-month remembrance alms giving and blessing ceremony to pass merit on the victims and for the speedy recovery of those injured in the Easter Sunday bomb blasts, was held at the Ministry on Sunday (21 July 2019). The religious ceremony was organized by the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence. The programme was conducted in a manner where other religious blessings were summoned with the presence of members of clergy of Hindu, Islam and Catholic faiths in remembering the unfortunate incident on Easter Sunday, April (21).
The religious observances were led by the Maha Nayaka of the Amarapura sect Ven. Kotugoda Dhammavasa Thera. Hindu, Islamic and Christian religious blessing ceremonies were conducted by the dignitaries of those religions present at the occasion.
The Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc graced the event.
The MoD SVU had organized the ceremony with the collaboration of Seva Vanitha Units of the tri force, police, STF and the Civil Defence Department.
Tri Forces commanders, senior Ministry officials, senior tri forces, police and civil defence Department officers, Military Liaison Officer of the MoD, and a large number of Ministry staff were present at the occasion.