Eastcoast temple invokes peace

[TamilNet, Saturday, 03 March 2001, 22:05 GMT]
More than five hundred people took part in a special Yaga ceremony for peace Saturday at Naavalady, a coastal village on the outskirts of Batticaloa town. Mr.Joseph Pararajasingham and Mr. Pon Selvarajah, the Tamil United Liberation Front MPs for Batticaloa, senior government servants and the town's leading businessmen were at the Gayathri temple where the Yaga (raising of sacrificial fire) was held.

One of the organisers of the ceremony said that the Tamil people's desire for peace and an honourable settlement would be expressed through all forms of their cultural life.

He said that similar ceremonies have been planned in many other parts of the district.

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