The Hindu ceremony to invoke blessings on the Army and the 61st anniversary on was held at Sri Balaselvanayagam Murthi Kovil, Captain Gardens, Colombo 10 Monday (4) afternoon.
Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Brigadier R. Rathnasingham, President Sri Lanka Army Hindu Association and a host of senior officers and other ranks attended the special pooja conducted by the Head Priest, Bhrmachari B. Shanmuganathan Sharma Kurukkal.
The Army flag was blessed at the Kovil by the Head Priest Kurukkal Shanmuganathan Sharma and later on, he blessed the Army Commander according to Hindu religious traditions.
Lieutenant General Jayasuriya in recognition of the Kovil’s long service, rendered to the Army, presented Rs. 50,000/= as a contribution for renovations of the temple.