27th May 2016 23:59:42 Hours
The Army’s state-of-the-art Ranaviru Resource Centre (RRC) at Hekitta, Wattala where disable Army War Heroes are receiving vocational training, prior to their retirement, recently marked its 3rd anniversary with a series of religious observances and other arrangements on the instructions of its Commandant, Brigadier W.H.M Manathunga.
A Shramadhana programme, conducted at Udupila Vippassana Meditation centre on 17 May plus offer of Buddha Pooja kicked off the ceremonies.
The day after it, a Bodhi Puja Pinkama was held at the Kelani Raja Maha Viharaya with the participation of officers and other ranks. Afterwards, a group photograph, taken with the Commandant RRC, added memories to the occasion.
Similarly a service at St Luther’s Church in Wattala on the same day and a Hindu religious prayer session on the following day (19) at Hekitta Siva Subramanium Kovil brought the religious segment to end.
On 20 May, the newly-constructed Mess hall for the Privates was opened by the Director, Rehabilitation as another project that coincides with the anniversary programme.
On Tuesday (24), a Guard Turnout, presented by RRC troops saluted the Commandant, Brigadier W.H.M Manathunga on arrival at the premises as a military formality. To symbolize the occasion, the Commandant planted a Nelli sapling in the premises and addressed the troops as a formality. On the same day (24) an alms-giving to the monks culminated the anniversary programme.