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Hindu Religious Ceremonies Get Underway

THE Hindu ceremony to invoke blessing on the Army on its 60th Anniversary was held at Sri Balaselvanayagam Murthi Kovil, Captain Gardens, Colombo 10 Tuesday (06) 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.

Lt. Gen. Jayasuriya in recognition of the Kovil’s long service rendered to the Army, presented Rs. 50,000/= as a contribution for renovation of the temple. The Commander also donated a brass bell to the temple.