The Islamic religious ceremony to bless the Sri Lanka Army on its 61st Anniversary and the Army Day on 10th October took place on Tuesday (5) at the Davatagaha Jumma Masjid Shrine Colombo 2.
A series of religious observances coinciding with the 61st Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Army commenced on Saturday (2) with the Flag Blessing ceremony at the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi Anuradhapura.
Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Chief Guest at the ceremony lit the oil lamp and garlanded the holy place Ziharath of Sheik Usman Valiyullah at the mosque before prayers were conducted by a section of Muslim Maulavis, headed by Maulavi Rev. Sayed Hassan who commenced invoking blessings on the Army and its members.
Maulavis in their prayers commended the Army for its invaluable services in defence of the country and the roles being played for sustenance of long-lasting peace in the country. They also invoked blessings on the government and the Nation during prayers.
They made a special note on the Commander’s excellent leadership and guidance for the development of the country.
Army Commander later on signed the VIP Book maintained in the mosque at the invitation of the Managing Trustee of the mosque Rev. Reyyaz M. Salley subsequent to Islamic religious rites.
The Davatagaha mosque religious ceremony was attended by, President, Army Muslim Association Brigadier M.Z.R. Sallay, Senior Army Officers and members of the Army Muslim Association.