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Navy begins Anniversary celebrations with religious observances

Navy begins Anniversary celebrations with religious observances

[December 06 2018]

The Sri Lanka Navy has commenced its 68th Anniversary celebrations giving prominence to religious observances. According to Navy media, an all-night 'Pirith' chanting and alms giving ceremony were held at SLNS Gemunu in Welisara, on 30th November and 01st December.

This was followed by a flag blessing ceremony at the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura on 02nd and 03rd (December) The ceremony was held under the patronage of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe.

The flag blessing ceremony was held for the seventh consecutive year and religious observance were led by the Atamasthanadhipathi, Chief Sanghanayaka North Central Province, most Ven. Dr. Pallegama Sirinivasa Nayaka Thero and Maha Sangha. The ceremony saw 77 flags including the National flag, Buddhist flag, Naval Ensign and flags of naval commands, establishments, ships and craft being blessed.

The occasion was also attended by Chief of Staff of the Navy, Rear Admiral Piyal De Silva and other senior naval officers. A 'Kapruk Pooja Pinkama' organized by the Navy Buddhist Association was also conducted at the Ruwanveliseya on the sidelines of the blessing ceremony.

The Sri Lanka Navy will celebrate its 68th anniversary on Sunday (09 December).


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