12th January 2020 23:40:30 Hours
The ‘Sebala Sithuwam’, the two-day long Exhibition of arts, images and portraits crafted by 8 Signallers with exceptional aesthetic talents at J.D.A Perera Gallery, Colombo 7 worked off for the second day (12) with a large gathering of art-lovers and fans.
At the invitation of the SLSC Seva Vanitha Unit, initiators of the project, Mrs Sujeewa Nelson, President Army Seva Vanitha Unit, opened the second day of the Exhibition. Mrs Keshini Hettiarachchi, Chairperson, SLSC-SVU, together with Major General Nilantha Hettiarachchi, Colonel Commandant SLSC welcomed the day's Chief Guest for the inauguration of the Exhibition this morning (12).
Mrs Nelson, together with Mrs Hettiarachchi enjoyed a close look at those paintings one by one and spoke to the artists who were there at the time. More than 150 masterpieces, created by Major R.M.K.U.K Rathnayake of 4 SLSC, Corporal M.G.C Rajakumara of 7 SLSC, Corporal D.S Fernando of 9 SLSC, Corporal B.A.N.U Bamunusinghe of 11 SLSC, Corporal W.P.S Bandana of 3 SLSC, Lance Corporal R.A.S Nisayuru of 11 SLSC, Signalman S.T Patel of 11 SLSC and Signal woman N.G.R Malika of 2 (V) SLSC are on display for the second day.
Acting Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva adding further recognition to those artistic talents of his soldiers in the SLSC as the Chief Guest on Saturday (11) lit the traditional oil lamp and declared the Exhibition opened to the public. It remains open on both days (11-12 January) from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm.