THE final leg of the religious observances in connection with the Army’s 60th Anniversary came to a close Sunday (11) afternoon after an alms-giving to over sixty Bhikkus followed by a whole night Pirith chanting at Sri Bodhirajaramaya, Panagoda Saturday (10).
Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya attended the Pirith chanting and alms-giving organized by the Army Buddhist Assocation.
President Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya, Chief of Staff Major General Mendaka Samarasinghe, Deputy Chief of Staff and the President Army Buddhist Association Major General Upul Perera, relatives of the War Heroes and a large crowd of officers and other ranks also attended the Pinkama.
Most Ven. Dr. Ittapane Dhammalankara Anu Nayake Thero conducted the religious rites during the Pirith Chanting and the alms-giving.
A token release of ten cattle that had been taken to the slaughter house were also set free to invoke blessings on the Army 60th Anniversary.