Triumphant Sri Lanka Army Sets to Mark Its 67th Anniversary naugural flag- blessing ceremony and other religious observances was held today at the Sri Dalada Maligawa Yesterday.

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Triumphant Sri Lanka Army Sets to Mark Its 67th Anniversary naugural flag- blessing ceremony and other religious observances was held today at the Sri Dalada Maligawa Yesterday.

The commemoration of the 67th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Army inaugural flag- blessing ceremony and other religious observances was held yesterday at the Sri Dalada Maligawa.

The formal inauguration of the series of religious ceremonies on account of the forthcoming 67th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Army (October 10), began on Wednesday (28) at the sacred city of Kandy with offer of Buddha Pooja and alms to 67 Buddhist monks in the Dalada Maligawa (Temple of Sacred Tooth Relic).

67 Buddhist monks, led by Most Ven. Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Maha Nayake Thero, Asgiri Chapter, Most Ven. Anamaduwe Dhammarathana Anunayake Thero of the Asgiri Chapter and Most Ven. Diwulkumbure Wimaladhamma Anunayake Thero of the Malwatte Chapter afterwards partook of the alms (Daana) offered by representatives of the Army at the Sri Dalada Maligawa Daana Shala premises.

Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva together with other senior officers offered alms-giving & transferred merits on all fallen War Heroes and others who had served the organization since its inception.

In the evening the Colourful Army Flags, including the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force, all Security Force Headquarters, Divisions, Brigades, Schools, Training Centres, Regiments and formations across the country that symbolize the living memory, dignity of the organization and all members serving each of them, took the centre-stage of attraction as those flags were taken respectfully in procession to the upper chamber and the Paththirippuwa (octagon) by representative officers of each unit. As the head of the organization, the Commander carried the Sri Lanka Army Flag at the front of the procession for invocation of blessings.

Flags were subsequently delivered to the monks in charge of the Thewawa at the upper chamber where chanting of Seth Pirith and conduct of religious observances afterwards invoked blessings on the Army’s long journey.

Gilanpasa Pooja at the Sri Dalada Maligawa on Wednesday (28) evening was patronized by the troops of the 11 Division Headquarters at Pallekele commanded by Major General D.S.N.K Senadheera. General Officer Commanding, 11 Division. Hundreds of officers and other rankers took part in the ceremonies.

Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest attends all these ceremonies with a 11 Division and a representative gathering of senior officers and other ranks.