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27th May 2016 23:59:42 Hours

Hekitta Resource Centre Celebrates Its 3rd Birth Anniversary

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.

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.