SLA to hold Vesak celebration in Jaffna next week

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 19 May 2010, 12:43 GMT]
Elaborate arrangements are being made by the Sri Lanka Army with its command in Jaffna district to celebrate Vesak celebrations in the peninsula on May 27, 28 and 29. Vesak festivities will be held in the Alfred Duraiappah Stadium, Jaffna Public Library and Jaffna Fort by the Sri Lankan Armed Forces stationed in the north. The SLA, which is promoting Sinhala businessmen from south to establish businesses along the A9, has appealed to those in the south who would like to visit Jaffna to make the Vesak festivities an opportunity this year.

The Jaffna Commander Major General Mahinda Hathurusinhge will be in charge of the celebrations.

Sil campaigns, other Buddhist religious activities as well as illuminations will be among the features of the festival at Naaka Vihare, Stanley Road, Nagadipa shrine and at the Kantharoadai Shrine at Chu'n'naakam.

Among the other events there will be a Vesak lantern competition, Bhakthi gee recital as well as Dharmasala in the town.

 

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